Photos & Video: RFA Lyme Bay Ship & Helicopter

July 7, 2015

[Updated] The Royal Fleet Auxiliary ship RFA Lyme Bay is presently docked in St George’s, and a helicopter from the ship took off at around 1.30pm this afternoon [July 7] and is presently flying over the island.

The Royal Navy website describes the vessel by saying: “RFA Lyme Bay is capable of delivering a significant fighting force anywhere in the world; troops together with all the necessary vehicles, stores and ammunition to form the ongoing waves of an amphibious assault.”


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Update 3.16pm: Following its departure from St George’s at 1.30pm, the helicopter made its way over the island, and touched down in Warwick Camp at 3.00pm.

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  1. Karma says:

    Love this…had a moment of deja vu when seeing the photos of the ship; it looked vaguely familiar so looked back through all my old vacation photos and found we’d been on board what I assume is Lyme Bay’s sister ship about 4 years ago in Bournemouth…the Mount Bay, L3008!!!

  2. BleddyHell says:

    that flew over my house during my lunchbreak lol

  3. It’s somewhat, a semblance of comfort knowing the British aren’t too far off shore in the event them “knuckleheads act-up” :-(

    • By time they reach here de damage would be done.

      • Zevon says:

        you ain’t as scary as you think you are despite the threats of violence, which have become another PLP trademark.

    • I and I says:

      Who might the knuckleheads you are referring to be Ray Ray?

      • Conscience pricking you? :-( (Inquisitive minds would love to know)By the way, who are you, “I and I”

  4. PBanks says:

    Best way to beat rush hour traffic, I imagine.

  5. JohnBoy says:

    CLOSE THAT DOOR BIE!!

  6. Skink says:

    why he land and then take off just to say he land in bermuda?

    why bermuda has no helicopter? you know we could need one… emergency trans…bermy tours… emergency search and rescue out in d ocean…. kno what i mean come on Bermy