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Flight Deck Crew Members on RFA Argus

Flight deck crew members onboard RFA Argus take a break between flying operations.


The principal role of RFA Argus is to serve as a Primary Casualty Receiving Facility (PCRF). She has a fully equipped 100-bed hospital onboard offering full services. This includes a four-bay Operating Theatre coupled with a 10-bed Critical Care Unit, a 20-bed High Dependency Unit and a CT scanner.


RFA Argus does not comply with the Geneva Convention’s definition of a ‘hospital ship’ as she is fitted with self-defence guns and decoys and may have operational units embarked. Thus RFA Argus is not classified as a hospital ship and does not display the International Red Cross symbol.


Her secondary role is to provide specialist aviation training facilities.


Photographer: POA(Phot) Paul Punter

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Taken on May 31, 2012