Both Royal Navy Carriers Now Operating F-35B Aircraft

Britain’s two new aircraft carriers have been conducting simultaneous F-35B fast jet operations for the first time – thousands of miles apart. Separated by 7,000 miles, HMS Prince of Wales in the North Sea and HMS Queen Elizabeth in the Pacific have been launching and recovering the stealth strike fighter on round-the-clock sorties. Until now, the ships have embarked the…

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HMS Prince of Wales Prepares for Fleet Operations

September 6, 2021 – Britain’s newest aircraft carrier has sailed from Portsmouth ahead a hectic autumn as she works her way to becoming fully operational. HMS Prince of Wales shifts up a few gears with her first period of concerted training with fifth-generation F-35 Lightning stealth fighters – and her first participation in the largest military exercise in the UK,…

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Army Air Corps Apaches Complete Training on HMS Prince of Wales

June 22, 2021 – The most powerful battlefield helicopter in Britain’s arsenal has completed two weeks’ intensive training on the nation’s newest aircraft carrier. Three Apache gunships joined HMS Prince of Wales to allow the Army Air Corps’ fliers get their sea legs back – and give the Portsmouth-based warship a taste of the helicopter’s striking power. The fearsome-looking aircraft…

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Royal Navy Flagship Corgi Style

Welcome to this latest edition of Corgi Diecast Diaries and your regular look at all the news, updates and stories from the fascinating world of Corgi die-cast model collecting. Are you ready for your latest selection of exclusive Corgi model development images? We certainly hope you are, because we have lot’s to tell you about in this edition. Our headline…

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Cammell Laird Presents Replica of Historic Prince of Wales Bell to Her Namesake

March 5, 2020 – Merseyside shipyard Cammell Laird has officially presented the Ship’s Company of Britain’s newest aircraft carrier, HMS Prince of Wales, with a special replica ship’s bell. It is an exact copy of the one lost and since recovered from her namesake – a WW2 battleship – which sank off the coast of present-day Malaysia in 1941. Built…

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