Sir Percivale spent several of her early years in the Pacific. She took part in the Falklands campaign, during which she pioneered the supply runs to Teal Inlet, and was the first British ship to re-enter Stanley harbour. She also served in the Gulf War in 1991 and twice deployed to support British operations in the Balkans. In 1996, Sir Percivale took part in combined exercises with Jordan, followed by Green Wader 96, the first exercise of the then newly formed Amphibious Squadron of the Joint Rapid Deployment Force. In 1997, she took part in the large Ocean Wave 97 deployment to the Far East and was present for the handover of Hong Kong to China. In 2000, she deployed to Sierra Leone to support British forces training the army of that country. Since then she has been involved in operations connected with Afghanistan and Iraq. The ship was to have a SLEP refit, but the refit of Sir Bedivere proved so costly that this plan was abandoned and new ships were procured instead. Sir Percivale was taken out of service on 17 August 2004 and was laid up at Marchwood, being towed to Liverpool for scrap in late 2009.