1983 – Operation Offcut

Operation Offcut was the British code name for Royal Navy support in a multi national force in the Lebanon following a massacre of Palestinian refugees. The Operation was to protect its peacekeepers (the BRITFORLEB deployment) and nationals in that country. In support of five Royal Navy ships RFA’s BLUE ROVER, BRAMBLELEAF (3), GREY ROVER, and RELIANT (3) were deployed. The ships were variously deployed between 18 November 1983 and 23 March 1984