According to David Brown 'The Royal Navy & the Falklands War'. (Leo Cooper, 1987):
Atlantic Conveyor & Europic Ferry sailed on 25th April, with Intrepid & Bayleaf sailing a day later, and Norland a day after that. Atlantic Conveor arrived sat Ascension on 5th May (after refuelling in Sierra Leone).No mention of escorts, but as Mike says, there could have been 'over the horizon' support, and in those days we still had the Nimrods. (There was an 'idea' then not to have convoys, but to protect or sanitize the sea lanes).
On the 30th April 8 Sea Harriers flew to Ascension, being in the air for over nine hours. Air to air refuelling was by RAF Victors, with one ground refuelling. (Not named - Gibralter?)
Eight Harriers from No.1 Sqn, RAF followed between 3rd & 5th May, in non-stop flights. All the aircraft embarked on 6th May.
Regretably the book doesn't mention further sailing dates (unless I've missed them).
Hope this is of some use.
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