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--- Quote ---10 June 2020 00:00 GMT+0
Operational F-35s arrive aboard Queen Elizabeth

Four aircraft from the Royal Air Force’s (RAF’s) 617 Squadron, known as ‘the Dambusters’, arrived on HMS Queen Elizabeth on 9 June following the earlier embarkation of support personnel from the unit.

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According to the RN, Queen Elizabeth will now enter an intense period of flying having just successfully completed four weeks of basic sea training. The aim is to demonstrate that the F-35Bs can successfully defend the aircraft carrier by delivering combat air patrols and being ready to launch at short notice.

After the initial qualification period, 617 Sqn will work with Portsmouth-based Queen Elizabeth
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