1956 Suez Crisis

The Suez Crisis was a military attack on Egypt by Britain, France and Israel commencing on 29 October 1956.


The Suez Crisis was a military attack on Egypt by Britain, France and Israel commencing on 29 October 1956.The attack followed Egypt’s decision of 26 July 1956 to nationalize the Suez Canal, after the withdrawal of an offer by Britain and the United States to fund the building of the Aswan Dam, this was in response to Egypt recognizing the People’s Republic of China during the height of tensions between China and Taiwan.

The attack was code named ‘Operation Musketeer’

The following RFA’s were involved in this Operation.


RFA OlnaRFA EddybeachRFA Wave Conqueror
RFA Surf PioneerRFA Wave LairdRFA Spalake
RFA Wave MasterRFA SpapoolRFA Eaglesedale
RFA Wave PremierRFA DewdaleRFA Echodale
RFA Wave ProtectorRFA Wave SovereignRFA Blue Ranger
RFA Wave VictorRFA Fort ConstantineRFA Fort Charlotte
RFA Brown RangerRFA Fort DunveganRFA Fort Rosalie
RFA Gold RangerRFA TiderangeRFA Fort Sandusky
RFA TideraceRFA RetainerRFA Tidereach
RFA AmherstRFA Bacchus (2)RFA Succour
RFA KinbraceRFA KingarthRFA Uplifter
RFA DispenserRFA Sea SalvourRFA Salvida
RFA Spaburn RFA Fort Duquesne