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Re: HMS Queen Elizabeth
« Reply #30 on: April 17, 2019, 01:18:19 PM »
https://twitter.com/NavyLookout/status/1115950175728619521

@HMSQNLZ now safely in drydock at Rosyth. @HMSPWLS fitting out prior to departing on sea trials in late autumn


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Re: HMS Queen Elizabeth
« Reply #31 on: May 23, 2019, 02:49:11 AM »
https://navaltoday.com/2019/05/22/hms-queen-elizabeth-afloat-after-first-docking-period-ready-for-final-round-of-trials/

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HMS Queen Elizabeth afloat after first docking period, ready for final round of trials
May 22, 2019

The carrier will now embark on a final round of trials before joining the fleet sometime in 2020. Westlant 19, as this round of trials is named, will include operational testing with UK F-35B Lightning II fighter jets, following on from lastís yearís developmental tests with US trials jets.


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Re: HMS Queen Elizabeth
« Reply #32 on: June 07, 2019, 03:27:16 AM »
https://www.janes.com/article/89039/hms-queen-elizabeth-to-be-committed-to-nato

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HMS Queen Elizabeth to be committed to NATO
04 June 2019

The Royal Navy's new aircraft carrier, HMS Queen Elizabeth , will be made available to NATO under the alliance's Readiness Initiative when it becomes operational in 2021, outgoing prime minister Theresa May announced on 4 June. "NATO will soon be able to call on the UK's Queen Elizabeth-class aircraft carriers and F-35 fighter jets to help tackle threats around the world," she said.

The Readiness Initiative was launched by NATO leaders during their 11-12 July 2018 Brussels summit, where they approved the so-called 'Four Thirties', committing to making 30 mechanised battalions, 30 air squadrons, and 30 warships ready for rapid reinforcement during a crisis within no more than 30 days by 2020, drawing on existing national forces.

The Readiness Initiative aims to help NATO face threats from the east, south, and further afield.


A British Army Apache AH1 landed on HMS Queen Elizabeth for the first time on 3 June. The UK has committed the carrier to NATOís Readiness Initiative. Source: Crown Copyright