Royal Fleet Auxiliary

The civilian-manned Royal Fleet Auxiliary delivers worldwide logistical and operational support for the wide range of tasks the Royal Navy undertakes including warfighting, counter-piracy, humanitarian and disaster relief, and counter-narcotics operations.

Head of Royal Fleet Auxiliary Service Robert Dorey

Rank: Commodore

Commodore Rob Dorey joined the RFA in 1980. In 2013 he was promoted to Commodore and selected as Head of Service of the Royal Fleet Auxiliary and ACOS Afloat Support in Navy Command Headquarters.

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Ships of the Royal Fleet Auxiliary

These are the vessels that make up the Royal Fleet Auxiliary service

Casualty ship

Providing hospital and specialist aviation training facilities

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RFA Argus

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Forward repair ship

Capable of maintaining vessels away from base ports

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RFA Diligence

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Landing ships

Designed to transport equipment and personnel

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RFA Cardigan Bay

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RFA Lyme Bay

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RFA Mounts Bay

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Stores

Supplying ships at sea with food, ammunition and spares

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RFA Fort Austin

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RFA Fort Rosalie

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RFA Fort Victoria

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Tankers

Supplying ships on operations at sea with fuel 

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RFA Wave Knight

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RFA Wave Ruler

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RFA Orangeleaf

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RFA Black Rover

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RFA Gold Rover

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