Sir Galahad has now finished her service career and will make her final voyage Soton (Marchwood) to Pompey dockyard on the 20th July 06.
******, Sir Galahad, was built from New!****** said:Is the RFA Sir Bedivere still in service? If so when Sir Galahad pays off she must be the last LSL left. They must have spent a fair old wad of money on her in the 90's because her appearance changed dramatically after her refit.
I was on the Sir Bedivere during Purple warrior, Plenty of Overtime as we hadn't gone consolodated until a year later, In a week I only had about 24 hrs sleep!Lancastrian said:It isnt quite true to say that they only beached prior to refit or always had tugs.
In 1987 Percivale beached with a full load in Loch Ryan during Ex Purple Warrior.
Even so I agree it's no longer a practical option.
I have a super photo of "Percy on the Pebbles" but I cant post it due to copyright rules. Shame!