The award of Battle Honours to ships of Her/His Majesty’s Navy is made by the Navy Board of the Ministry of Defence upon recommendation of the Battle Honours Committee.

This Committee is made up of a Senior Officer of the Second Sea Lord’s Department together with the Head of the Naval Historical Branch.

The earliest action worthy of such an honour was ‘Armada 1588’

Since the formation of the Royal Fleet Auxiliary Service in 1905 the ships and their crews have been involved in some of the most intense naval warfare in oceans and seas worldwide.

Those ships of the Royal Fleet Auxiliary Service worthy of recognition with a Battle Honour are listed together with their photographs in this section of Historical RFA.

RFA Abbeydale

 

North Africa 1942

RFA Abbeydale

RFA Olna
 
Falkland Islands 1982
Kuwait 1991

RFA Olna

RFA Appleleaf
 
Falkland Islands 1982

RFA Appleleaf

RFA Pearleaf
 
Sicily 1943
Falkland Islands 1982

RFA Pearleaf
RFA Pearleaf

RFA Argus
 
Kuwait 1991

RFA Argus

RFA Plumleaf
 
Falkland Islands 1982

RFA Plumleaf

RFA Bayleaf
 
Falkland Islands 1982
Kuwait 1991

RFA Bayleaf

RFA Regent
 
Falkland Islands 1982

RFA Regent

RFA Blue Rover
 
Falkland Islands 1982

RFA Blue Rover

RFA Resource (2)

Falkland Islands 1982
Kuwait 1991

RFA Resource

RFA Brambleleaf
 
Falkland Islands 1982


RFA Brambleleaf

RFA Sir Bedivere
 
Falkland Islands 1982
Kuwait 1991

RFA Sir Bedivere

RFA Brown Ranger
 
North Africa 1942
Korea 1950

RFA Brown Ranger

 

RFA Sir Galahad
 
Falkland Islands 1982
Kuwait 1991

RFA Sir Galahad

RFA Canning

Dardanelles 1915

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RFA Sir Geraint
 
Falkland Islands 1982

RFA Sir Geraint

RFA Cedardale
 
Sicily 1943

RFA Cedardale

RFA Sir Lancelot
 
Falkland Islands 1982

RFA Sir Lancelot

RFA Derwentdale
 
North Africa 1942
Sicily 1943
Salerno 1943

RFA Derwentdale

RFA Sir Percivale
 
Falkland Islands 1982
Kuwait 1991

RFA Sir Percival

RFA Dewdale
 
North Africa 1942

RFA Dewdale

RFA Sir Tristram
 
Falkland Islands 1982
Kuwait 1991

RFA Sir Tristram

RFA Diligence
 
Kuwait 1991

RFA Diligence

RFA Stromness
 
Falkland Islands 1982

RFA Stromness

RFA Dingledale
 
North Africa 1942 - 43

RFA Dingledale

RFA Tidepool
 
Falkland Islands 1982

RFA Tidepool

RFA Engadine
 
Falkland Islands 1982

RFA Engadine

RFA Tidespring
 
Falkland Islands 1982

RFA Tidespring

RFA Ennerdale
 
English Channel 1942
North Africa 1942
Sicily 1943

RFA Ennerdale

RFA Viscol
 
North Africa 1942

RFA Viscol

RFA Fort Austin
 
Falkland Islands 1982

RFA Fort Austin

RFA Wave Baron
 
Korea 1952

RFA Wave Baron

RFA Fort Grange
 
Falkland Islands 1982
Kuwait 1991

RFA Fort Grange

RFA Wave Chief
 
Korea 1951 - 53

RFA Wave Chief

RFA Green Ranger
 
Korea 1951 - 52

RFA Green Ranger

RFA Wave Knight
 
Korea 1951 - 53

RFA Wave Knight

RFA Maine
 
Korea 1950

RFA Maine

RFA Wave Laird
 
Korea 1950 - 51

RFA Wave Laird

RFA Manica

Dardanelles 1915

 

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RFA Wave Premier
 
Korea 1950 - 52

RFA Wave Premier

RFA Nasprite
 
North Africa 1942

RFA Nasprite

RFA Wave Prince
 
Korea 1950 - 53

RFA Wave Prince

RFA Olmeda
 
Falkland Islands 1982

RFA Olmeda

RFA Wave Sovereign
 
Korea 1952 - 53

RFA Wave Sovereign

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