820 NAS Honors WW2 Swordfish Pilot’s Last Wishes

Aviators from 820 Naval Air Squadron honoured the final wishes of WW2 Swordfish pilot George Gibb – casting his ashes into the waters over which he once flew. Lieutenant Gibb from Largs in Scotland is possibly the last pilot to have flown the famous biplane torpedo bomber in action during World War 2. He passed away earlier this year at…

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HMS Queen Elizabeth Returns to Portsmouth

HMS Queen Elizabeth returned home to Portsmouth today after her maiden operational deployment which took the nation’s flagship to the Indo-Pacific and back. On a landmark seven-month mission – the most significant peacetime deployment by the Royal Navy in a generation – the aircraft carrier and her task group of eight supporting ships, a submarine, five air squadrons and more…

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HMS Queen Elizabeth Hosts Italian F-35Bs for Flight Ops

HMS Queen Elizabeth has welcomed fighter jets from a third allied nation on to her flight deck after working with the Italian Navy and Air Force. Britain’s flagship is currently in the Mediterranean following months in the Indo-Pacific region as part of her global deployment. As she heads west back to the UK, the ship has continued her busy program…

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JS Yuugiri Conducts PASSEX with HMS Queen Elizabeth

On November 11, the escort ship “Yuugiri” engaged in anti-piracy missions conducted joint training between Japan and the UK with the Royal Navy carrier “Queen Elizabeth” strike group to improve tactical skills and cooperate with the Royal Navy. We have strengthened. Captain Yugiri (2nd class Kaisa Kumashiro) said, “Through the expansion into the East China Sea after August, we will…

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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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Queen Elizabeth CSG Practices Shore Bombardment

August 20, 2021 – F-35 stealth jets and warships of the UK’s Carrier Strike Group unleashed their firepower during high-octane live firing exercises with US allies as the Indo-Pacific leg of their global deployment ramps up another notch. HMS Queen Elizabeth, HMS Kent, HMS Defender and HNLMS Evertsen of the CSG – which is currently on a seven-month deployment to…

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First Combat Air Strikes from HMS Queen Elizabeth

June 22, 2021 – The UK’s Carrier Strike Group has joined the fight against Islamic terrorism with F-35 jets carrying out their very first combat missions from HMS Queen Elizabeth. Stealth jets of the renowned 617 Squadron RAF (The Dambusters) carried out operational sorties for the first time in support of Operation Shader and US Operation Inherent Resolve. Defence Secretary…

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Carrier Strike exercise sees F-35s from four nations train together

June 15, 2021 – Stealth fighter jets embarked with the UK Carrier Strike Group have exercised with other F-35 aircraft from three other nations. The jets aboard UK flagship HMS Queen Elizabeth have participated in Exercise Falcon Strike 21, a multi-national training exercise led by the Italian Air Force. It saw F-35 Lightning stealth fighters from four nations train together…

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French and British Strike Groups Train Together

June 7, 2021 (Google Translation) – Tuesday 1 st June 2021 represented a historic day in the Franco-British naval cooperation. While the French Carrier Strike Group (GAN) formed around the Charles de Gaulle Aircraft Carrier (PA) returned from its CLEMENCEAU 21 deployment started last February, the British GAN led by Queen Elizabeth began its first operational deployment of long duration.…

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