RFA Operations since 1905
1956 Suez Crisis
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.