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 Olna RFA Eddybeach RFA Wave Conqueror
RFA Surf Pioneer RFA Wave Laird RFA Spalake
RFA Wave Master RFA Spapool RFA Eaglesedale
RFA Wave Premier RFA Dewdale RFA Echodale
RFA Wave Protector RFA Wave Sovereign RFA Blue Ranger
RFA Wave Victor RFA Fort Constantine RFA Fort Charlotte
RFA Brown Ranger RFA Fort Dunvegan RFA Fort Rosalie
RFA Gold Ranger RFA Tiderange RFA Fort Sandusky
RFA Tiderace RFA Retainer RFA Tidereach
RFA Amherst RFA Bacchus (2) RFA Succour
RFA Kinbrace RFA Kingarth RFA Uplifter
RFA Dispenser RFA Sea Salvour RFA Salvida
RFA Spaburn RFA Fort Duquesne

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