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Second Royal Navy new aircraft carrier to sail this week after momentous month

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    Second Royal Navy new aircraft carrier to sail this week after momentous month

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    The second of the Royal Navy's two new Queen Elizabeth Class aircraft carriers - HMS Prince Of Wales - will set sail this week.

    Weather permitting, the huge sister ship of HMS Queen Elizabeth is scheduled to exit the construction dock at Rosyth in Scotland, on either Friday of Saturday, and sail up the Forth reports Fife Today .

    "It is understood that the carrier will leave later this week though no specific time has been confirmed yet by the Ministry of Defence," reports Fife Today . "It will then begin sea trials before being declared fit for duty."

    Last month, Secretary of State for Defence Stuart Andrew confirmed Big Lizzie's not so-little £3bn sisters hip - will begin sea trials later this year.

    August was a busy month for the ship, with the first aviation serial being conducted in it Ops Room, and test run on its radars and important Air Traffic Control equipment.

    The ship also fired up its engine and turned its shafts for the first time.

    Then, on August 29, her crew finally packed their bags, left their shore based accommodation and moved onboard.

    And September is shaping up to be just as busy - and as important. On September 6 the Prince passed its ship's sanitation inspection and received the all important certificate from the Environmental Health Officer.

    "This important document is a prerequisite to entering many ports around the world... Not long now until we'll be needing it!" said a spokesperson on Twitter.

    Earlier this week, a spokesperson for HMS Prince Of Wales revealed it had taken eight hours to load vast quantities of provisions - including fresh vegetables, table salt, cereals, cooking oil, curry paste, cheese, milk, fruit, jam, crisps and mayonnaise - to keep her ship's company fed.

    The Royal Navy says: "HMS Prince of wales is one of the most powerful surface warships ever constructed in the UK.

    for three football pitches – and she holds 45 days’ worth of food in stores.

    "She will have a crew complement (minimum crew) of around 700, increasing to around 1,600 with aircraft onboard.

    https://www.plymouthherald.co.uk/news/uk-world-news/second-royal-navy-new-aircraft-3302436



     
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    RN’s Queen Elizabeth sets sail for new F-35 tests
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    The Royal Navy’s flagship, HMS Queen Elizabeth has deployed to the east coast of the US to conduct a series of fast fighter jet tests for the aircraft carrier’s F-35Bs.

    The Royal Navy’s biggest warship will be working with up to seven British F-35B jets during her Westlant 19 deployment, which sees her once again return to the east coast of North America.


    This deployment marks another significant milestone for the aircraft carrier, which will have Royal Navy and RAF jets embarked during five weeks of testing, as well as hosting F-35s from the US Marine Corps.

    Ahead of full operations in 2021, the carrier, F-35s and supporting units will be rigorously tested under realistic warfighting scenarios, visiting Canada and the US during the three-month mission.

    The ship’s Commanding Officer, Captain Steve Moorhouse, said, "To command any warship is a privilege but to be able to command HMS Queen Elizabeth during this pivotal phase of her capability development is a real honour.

    "Westlant 19 is a hugely exciting deployment and as we increase the scale and complexity of our training and testing, so the potency of this extraordinary ship continues to grow.

    "In addition to my core ship’s company, the fixed and rotary wing air assets, enhanced medical capability, Royal Marines and other force elements from across Defence will enhance HMS Queen Elizabeth and the UK’s Carrier Strike capability on this deployment."

    Type 45 destroyer HMS Dragon and Type 23 frigate HMS Northumberland will accompany Queen Elizabeth, with tanker RFA Tideforce providing support to the Carrier Strike Group.

    This potent group of British ships will also be joined by units from the US Navy, US Air Force and US Marine Corps.

    Royal Marines from Lima Company 42 Commando, based in Plymouth, and Fleet Air Arm assets will also embark on Westlant. They will include Merlin helicopters and Wildcats from Culdrose-based 814 and Yeovilton-based 815 Naval Air Squadrons. Commando Helicopter Force's 845 NAS are also embarked in their role as the wings of the Royal Marines.

    Commander of UK Carrier Strike Group, Commodore Mike Utley explained, "The success of last year’s deployment during which we embarked and operated the F-35B for the very first time put us ahead of the curve in terms of developmental testing between the jets and ship. We have a significant switch in focus this year, towards operationalising this national defence capability; turning this ship, the jets for which it has been built and all supporting units into a cohesive, agile, efficient force.

    "Whether that’s warfighting at one end of the scale, peacekeeping at the other end or delivering humanitarian support across the globe. Our first operational deployment in 2021 is not far away and we will be ready for any eventuality."

    https://www.defenceconnect.com.au/m...-queen-elizabeth-sets-sail-for-new-f-35-tests
     
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