January
Special
Scampton, UK to Akrotiri, Cyprus
Fg Off David Powell plus 5. Rotation of Redbeard Missiles
and ancillaries between UK and Cyprus
January
Special
Ballykelly, Northern Ireland to
Halfar, Malta
FS John Evans, Sgt Gerry Burns, Cpl Syd Avery, J/T Ted
Moore, SAC Steve Phare. Deployment of Shackleton
personnel and equipment from Northern Ireland to Halfar,
Malta. Argosy task 4425, Hercules 3755/6 and Andover
4931
January
Exercises Spume and
Cablet
UK to Eastleigh, Kenya and
return
Flt Lt D J Edwards plus 2. Deployment of 48 Field
Squadron RE and 1Bn Prince of Wales Regt from UK to
Kenya and recovery of 16 para Brigade from Kenya to UK
January
Exercise Piscator Plus
Leuchars, Scotland
Sgt T Moynihan plus 2. Deployment of pax and freight of
11 Squadron (Lightnings) from Scotland to Akrotiri.
Britannia tasks 6655/56
January
Kenya Survey
Nairobi, Kenya to Halfar, Malta
Flt Lt E M Coombs plus 2. Recovery of personnel and
equipment of 13 Squadron (Canberras) from Nairobi to
Halfar (Malta). Hercules Tasks 3706/07
February
Special
Maguire AFB, NJ, USA to UK
Flt Lt E Coombs and Fg Off Jim Stewart plus 10. Airlift to
UK of Phantom and Hercules spares from New Jersey
during the American Longshoremens’ strike
February
Exercise Lateran
UK to El Adem, Libya
Fg Offs Dave Benson and Roger Clarke plus 10.
Positioning of 2 Field Squadron RAF Regt and 14 Air
Despatch regiment from UK to Libya. Aircraft used
included Herc Tasks 3409-20, Andover Tasks 4856/7 and
Argosy Tasks 4302-6, 7501/2
February
Exercise Caboodle
West Raynham, UK to El Adem,
Libya
Fg Off P Wiblin plus 6. Deployment of personnel and
equipment of 54 Squadron (Hunters) from UK to Libya
February
Exercise Bold Adventure
UK to Jutland, Denmark
OC UKMAMS (Sqn Ldr Bill Jacobs) plus a small HQ
Element and 4 teams deployed to RDAF Skrydstrup
February
Exercise Bold Adventure
Newcastle, UK
Fg Off PA Wiblin plus 4. Deployment of 18 Squadron 
(Wessex) from UK to RDAF Skrydsrup.
March - August
Operation Sheepskin
UK to Coolidge, Antigua, Anguilla
and Beef Island
Flt Lt Kevin Murphy, Flt Sgt Alan Wincott, Sgt Tony
Davies, Cpl Syd Avery, J/T Ted Moore, SAC Tug Wilson.
Initial deployment of RAF air transport contingent to
Coolidge Antigua and inter theatre transport support to
Anguilla and Beef Island during hostilities in Anguilla
March - August
Operation Sheepskin
Coolidge, Antigua & Anguilla,
Bahamas
Antigua:- Fg Off Ray Clarke plus 2 - Anguilla:- Fg Off
Richard Green plus 2. Provision of Air Movements
organisation during political unrest in Anguilla
March
Operation Sheepskin
Kindley, Bermuda to Coolidge,
Bahamas
Cpl A McMaster plus 1 airlift of 46 Squadron (Andover)
pack ups from Kindley to Coolidge in the Bahamas using
Hercules tasks 3664 and 3665.
March
Special
Leeming to Abingdon, UK
FS Roy Millington plus 2. Positioning of Tiger Cat
Launchers and equipment from Leeming to Abingdon
March
Exercise Frozen Jump
Namao, AB, Canada to UK
Flt Lt Kevin Murphy, F/S John Evans, Cpl Syd Avery, J/T
Ted Moore, SAC Steve Phare plus 1. Recovery of
Coldstream Guards from Namao to UK utilizing Britannia
tasks 6577 and 6578.
March
Exercise Bold Advenure
Karup, Denmark to UK
Cpl Syd Avery plus 5.  Recovery of 38 Group TCW from
Denmark to UK utilizing Hercules Tasks 3283 and 3294
March
Squadron Exchange
Rygge, Norway to Laarbruch,
Germany and return
Cpl Syd Avery plus 5.  Repositioning RNoAF Squadron and
31 Squadron RAF (Canberra PR Mk 7) between after
exchange between Norway and Germany
March
Exercise
Wildenrath, Germany to El Adem,
Lybia
Cpl Syd Avery plus 5.  Load 14 Squadron (Canberras)
freight at Wildenrath Germany for El Adem Libya.  Belfast
Task 6982
March
Special
Cottesmore, UK to Akrotiri,
Cyprus and return
FS Dave Eggleton plus 3. Rotation of Redbeard Missiles
between the UK and Cyprus
March
Special
Bassingbourne to Turnhouse,
Scotland
FSgt Alan Wincott plus 2. Airlift of RAF Police Dog Display
Team from Cambs to Turnhouse on Andover Task 4956
April
Exercise Summer Breeze
Tangmere, UK to Luqa, El Adem
and Akrotiri
Fg Off Nigel Sanders plus 5. Deployment of 3 Gp TSU from
UK to Luqa, El Adem and Akrotiri utilising Herc Tasks
3230-4 and Argosy Tasks 4374-7
April
Exercise Cardiac
Lyons, France to UK
FS Alan Wincott plus 2. Recovery of HQ Army Aviation
between France and UK using Herc Task 3220 and Argosy
Tasks 4352/3
April
Exercise Ounce
UK to Freeport, Bahamas
FS Roy Millington plus 1. Airlift of RAF personnel and
equipment to Bahamas in aid to the civil power in case of
disturbances during the Black Power Conference
April
Exercise Flush
UK to Keflavik, Iceland
Fg Off Dave Benson plus 2. Positioning of personnel and
equipment of 3 Royal Anglian Regimentand 21 Squadron 
Army Air Corp from UK to Iceland
April
Special
UK to Teheran, Iran
Sgt Eric Batty plus 2. Deployment of Vulcan support
equipment from UK to Iran
May
Special
Exeter
Cpl Bob Turner plus 2. Offload of Territorial Army Anti-
Aircraft Unit and freight from Argosy 4491 from Akrotiri
May
Exercise Quicksand 8
Leuchars, Scotland to Fassberg
Germany
Sgt Ben Johnson plus 2. Deployment of 23 Squadron
(Lightnings) from Leuchars to Germany
June
Exercise Spark Plug
Patuxent River NAS, MD, USA to
Belfast, Northern Ireland
FS Roy Millington plus 5. Recovery of Coastal Command
personnel and equipment from USA to Northern Ireland
June
Special
Bruggen, Germany to Treviso,
Italy
Fg Off Nigel Sanders plus 5. Deployment of 80 Squadron
(Canberra) from Germany to Italy
July
Exercise Ounce
Odiham, UK
Sgt Ivan Gervais plus 2. Offload of 2 Wessex helicopters on
return from Civil Aid tasks in Bermuda
July
Operation Marginal
Odiham to Ballykelly, Northern
Ireland
Fg Off Brian Shorter plus 3. Airlift of personnel and freight
of 72 Squadron (Wessex) to Northern Ireland as aid to the
Civil Power. (This was the beginning of the current
troubles in Northern Ireland)
July
Exercise Summer Breeze
UK to Lyons, France
Fg Off David Benson Plus 2. Airlift of Army Air Corps Sioux
helicopters to France on Argosy Flights 4352/3
July
Exercise Ounce
Freeport, Bahamas
FSgt Roy Millington plus 1. Deployment of RAF personnel
and equipment to Bermuda in aid to civil powers in case of
disturbance during Black Power Conference
August
Exercise Heartsease
Binbrook, UK to Wittmundhafen,
Germany and return
Flt Lt Roger Wood plus 4. Return of personnel and
equipment from 711 Squadron GAF (Starfighters) and
recovery of 111 Squadron (Lightnings) from Germany to
Binbrook
August
Special
Kinloss, Scotland to Ballykelly,
Northern Ireland
Fg Off Paul Steiner, Sgt Rocky Knowles , SAC Sandy
Sandison. Movement of freight and personnel of 204
Squadron (Shackletons) to Ballykelly
August
Squadron Exchange
Binbrook, UK to Koksijde,
Belgium
Plt Off Brian Shorter plus 2. Deployment of personnel and
equipment of 5 Squadron (Lightnings) from Binbrook to
Belgium on Andover task 4918
15-26 August
Operation Spearhead
Northern Ireland
UKMAMS set up a movements organisation in Northern
Ireland
28 August - 5 September
Exercise Canus Ranger
Lyneham to San Francisco, CA,
USA, Toronto, ON, Canada and
return to Marham
Flt Lt Roger Wood, Fsgt Les Mather, Sgt Eric Batty, Cpl
Jack Murray, SAC Taff (the fat one) Price, SAC Tony Gale.
Recovery of 57 Squadron (Victors) from Toronto to Marham
utilising Britannia Tasks 6404, 6611 and Hercules Task
3302 - San Francisco for Labor Day celebrations was a
bonus as we had arrived in Toronto too early and there
was no parking room
September
Operation Knockabout
Norway
 
September
Special
Little Rissington to Stornoway,
Scotland
Cpl Syd Avery plus 2. Deployment of a LOX container from
Little Rissington to Outer Hebrides on Argosy task 4513
September
Operation Sheepskin
Coolidge AFB to Anguilla
Fg Off Paul Knight plus 2. Resupply of 2 Para and
Metropolitan Police Detachment in Anguilla
October
Special
Keflavik, Iceland to Kinloss,
Scotland
FS Geoff Gilson plus 2. Recovery of 120 Squadron
(Shackletons) personnel and equipment from Iceland to
Kinloss on Argosy Task 4543
October
Special
Rygge, Norway to Leuchars,
Scotland
Fg Off RG Clarke plus 7. Recovery of personnel and
equipment of 11 Squadron (Lightnings) from Norway to
Leuchars on Herc Task 3700
October
Exercise Ranular
Akrotiri, Cyprus to UK and
Germany
Fg Off Dave Benson plus 6. Fg Off Paul Knight plus 5. Plt
Off Frank Holmes plus 5. Recovery of 1 ACC, 25 Squadron
(Bloodhounds) and 16 Squadron (Hunters) from Cyprus to
Marham, Coltishall and Laarbruch
November
Special
UK to Queensland, Australia
Fg Off Brian Shorter plus 2. Delivery of 2 Scorpion CVRT’s
to Australia for trials
December
Special
Scampton, UK
Sgt Merv Corke plus 2. Conduct loading trials of Type 76
radar onto Herc Task 3708
December
Special
Landivisiau, France to St Mawgan,
UK
Fg Off Paul Steiner plus 2. Recovery of explosives from
France to St Mawgan on Argosy Task 4496