HMS Queen Elizabeth Completes Visit to Liverpool

The Royal Navy’s flagship has departed Liverpool after a visit that forged closer ties between the Senior Service and the city. HMS Queen Elizabeth made a stop in Liverpool across five days during which the ship’s sailors engaged with the local community, including a rugby match against Birkenhead side Old Parkonians, and culture stops at museums and the city’s historic…

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First Underway for HMS Queen Elizabeth Since Deployment

HMS Queen Elizabeth has departed Portsmouth March 9th for the first time since her global operational deployment to the Indo-Pacific and back. The nation’s flagship has been alongside since December for essential maintenance following her seven-month mission, but now returns to sea to carry out vital training and exercises to keep her ready for operations. Captain Ian Feasey Royal Navy,…

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820 NAS Learned Jungle Survival in Guam

The navy aviators of 820 Naval Air Squadron are relishing another jam-packed year after eight months of intensive operations on the UK Carrier Strike Group in 2021. The Culdrose-based Merlin squadron are gearing up for more missions, building on their successful global deployment to the Indo-Pacific and back. Based on UK flagship HMS Queen Elizabeth, the specialist Mk2 helicopters proved…

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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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