Operation Corporate


Portsmouth‘s unsung dockyard heroes commemorated

with Falklands plaque


 by Andrew Cave



Operation Corporate Plaque


On display in Boathouse No: 7 in Portsmouth Historic Dockyard is a memorial plaque which honour the efforts of the Dockyard staff in preparing the ships – RN, RFA and STUFF – for Operation Corporate in 1982 in a matter of days and at exceedingly short notice.

The plaque was unveiled on 30 October 2020 after efforts by the Royal Dockyard Historical Trust, Portsmouth Naval Base and others.

Other plaques are in planning for display at other Dockyards and naval establishments both in the UK and overseas where ships were similarly prepared, loaded or repaired and also similarly at exceedingly short notice