I thought a nautical diversion might provide a welcome break from talk of Army formations and mortars.
RFA Argus has just completed her £23 million Service Life Extension Programme. Completed with little fanfare at A&P’s Falmouth facility, the refit included new medical equipment including the latest advances in CT scanning equipment, used to assess casualties by 3D X-ray imagery, as well as new sterilising kit.
The ship’s environmental credentials have received a boost with a state of the art bioreactor that uses microbial action to process sewage, while new refrigeration and air conditioning plants that use more environmentally friendly refrigerant gases have been installed.
The accommodation and mess facilities have also been modernised, to improve living standards for both crew and patients.
Good news, a replacement would have been nicer though