Although the Royal Navy was normally supported on most of its normal peacetime operations by the ships and personnel of the Royal Fleet Auxiliary, the scale and distance from bases of Operation Corporate made it clear that further shipping would be necessary. This was provided by Ships Taken Up From Trade – STUFT.
The Cunard Roll-on/Roll-off container ship Atlantic Conveyor was converted to serve as an aircraft transport. Containers were used to provide a sheltered area to protect the aircraft from the worst of the weather. The ship held 8 Sea Harriers, 6 Harriers GR3s, 8 Wessex helicopters and 5 Chinook helicopters