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Op Granby - RM Band Service

Updated: Oct 24, 2023

Unit/ Formation: RM Band Service


Location: Kuwait


Period/ Conflict: Operation Granby (Gulf War 1)


Year: 1990


Date/s: 29th October 1990 - 19th March 1991


The British Royal Navy aviation training ship RFA Argus (A135) underway in the Persian Gulf. The ship deployed to the Persian Gulf in 1991 for service in the Gulf War.


RM Band of C-in-C Fleet, deployed on board the recently converted casualty handling Unit, RFA Argus, sail from Plymouth for military service in the Gulf.



Casualty handling plus Nuclear, Biological and Chemical decontamination and protection are the main operational areas for this force which, apart from the possibility of Special Forces activity, was the only Royal Marines commitment in the first Iraq War.


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