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RFA Argus

Question for Ministry of Defence

UIN HL1978, tabled on 6 October 2014

To ask Her Majesty’s Government what is the state of readiness of RFA Argus; how many patients she can carry; and whether there are plans to deploy her to the Mediterranean for humanitarian tasks or for rescuing endangered boat-people.

Answered on

28 October 2014

We do not release information on the readiness levels of our units, on grounds of safeguarding national security. As an integral component of the Government's response to the Ebola crisis in West Africa, RFA Argus was recently deployed to Sierra Leone as an aviation support ship with three Merlin helicopters embarked. RFA Argus also has the capacity for a 100 bed medical facility.