1986 my Bn was on spearhead and deployment was set up to Aden via Djibouti in French landing craft. No RM or RN involvement until brittania saved the day! Not enough int re opposed landing sites however it didn’t stop the MoD sending us at least as far as Lyneham!Opposed landings? Like ones where someone shouts "here - stop doing that"? I think the trick is to land where there is no opposition, or as little as possible. Being able to land on the beach keeps the enemy guess, as opposed to hoping you can put forces into his port.
Since the millennium, there were amphibious demonstrations in Sierra Leone (2000 onwards), Exercise Saif Sareaa II (2001), amphibious aspects of Telic (2003), HMS Albion and her Bootnecks standing by for a Non Combatant evacuation in the Ivory Coast in 2004, other major amphibious exercises pretty much every year (including in the Far East and Saif Sareaa III in Oman last year), and the commitment of amphibious forces to NATO's Northern Flank...