RFA Argus now has 3 roles....

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  1. Pedantic point, but PCRF is ARGUS' primary role, aviation training being secondary (as of recent years).
  2. Purple_twiglet

    Purple_twiglet War Hero Moderator

    Even more pedantic point, ARGUS probably has a 4th role as filled by her predecessor. RFA ENGADINES war-role was only recently declassified, but she was to have acted as the base ship for a continuity of govt party. Its likely Argus would have done something similar - the plans were TS Codeword though, so highly unlikely that anyone who served onboard would have known anything about this.
  3. According to officialdom -"RFA argus is unusual in having two primary roles."
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  4. Seadog

    Seadog War Hero Moderator

    She had a major refit a couple of years ago that reduced her flight spots from 5 to 3 and binned an aircraft lift to make way for an improved access / exit / escape and triage area for the hospital. And operationally, if the hospital is needed, flying training gets fcuked off. This observer (not the WAFU kind) suggests that the primary role is as PCRF as angrydoc says.
  5. Yes I know all that, but despite what the medical empire thinks, that role will, we hope, be rarely needed so cannot be described as her sole primary role. She also comes in handy as an auxiliary LPH!

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