Fifty months deployed is an impressive statistic – more so because the ship has not missed one operational commitment or task in all that time

Captain Chris Clarke RFA, Commanding Officer RFA Cardigan Bay

Over this lengthy deployment, the ship has used (or delivered) more than 21,193 tonnes of fuel – enough to fill 353,217 average family cars… allowing them to collective drive 2.12 million miles (a lot… but still only 1/24 of the distance to Mars).

In addition, the ship’s company alone has polished off in excess of over 103,000 sausages and 282,000 eggs over the past 50 months.

“Fifty months deployed is an impressive statistic – more so because the ship has not missed one operational commitment or task in all that time,” said Cardigan Bay’s proud Commanding Officer Capt Chris Clarke.

“The ship has received a large range of plaudits during this time – both military and political. None of this could have been achieved without the steadfast support from friends, family and supporting staff in Bristol, Portsmouth and at A&P Falmouth – the key people who underpin all that we do.”

And are about to do so again, for it is in Falmouth where the ship will now undergo an extensive overhaul while her sister RFA Lyme Bay takes her place in the Gulf supporting our minehunters.