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  • Well another month has passed already in the blink of an eye and it is monthly report time again.
  • Having spent Christmas on patrol in the Gulf Areas we were fortunate enough to spend New Year alongside in Dubai. Naturally everyone took full advantage of the retail therapy opportunities and relaxation time. For those Duty personnel left onboard for New Years Eve, they were treated to a Dubai backdrop of lights and firework displays courtesy of the local hotels.
  • Having spent Christmas on patrol in the Gulf Areas we were fortunate enough to spend New Year alongside in Dubai.
  • After a brief visit to Muscat to top-up with ammunition, stores and new joiners Bayleaf departed. This was to be a very busy month for all the team onboard.
  • Somewhere out in the Arabian Gulf sat the fleet's finest tanker, RFA Bayleaf. "Bay-Watch" the story continues……………
  • 2nd Aug 2007
    RFA Bayleaf
    Welcome readers. Since our last instalment back in May the RFA Bayleaf has continued its presence and supportive role within the Arabian Gulf and Arabian Sea.
  • After a two-week patrol period at the end of April, RFA Bayleaf headed for a five-day rest period in Port Sultan Qaboos, the port town of Muscat, Oman.
  • 2nd May 2007
    R & R in Jebel Ali
    RFA Bayleaf continues in its busy role operating within the Gulf and surrounding regions. Since the last update she has taken part in the Replenishment of several more nations vessels...
  • 10th Apr 2007
    Bayleaf Gulf Update
    Since the last update, RFA Bayleaf has had her usual busy period operating in the Gulf.
  • Since our last update Bayleaf has been kept busy with a number of activities. Our patrol took us south from the Arabian Gulf into the Arabian Sea and to the Gulf of Aden, another of our familiar operating areas.
  • It has been a busy six months for RFA Bayleaf. After finally escaping the clutches of a refit in Singapore in August, we became the first ship to conduct an ‘out of area’ BOST with the Flag Officer Sea Training (FOST) team using Salalah (Oman) as a base.