Photo essay: HMS Queen Elizabeth Westlant 19 deployment – Part 1
HMS Queen Elizabeth sailed from Portsmouth on the 30th August in company with RFA Tideforce. After some final operational sea training off the coast of North Cornwall, the ships were joined by HMS Dragon and crossed the Atlantic to Canada. This photo and video essay documents the initial part of the Westlant 19 deployment.
Helicopter eye view from 845 Naval Air Squadron Merlin Mk 4 – landing on HMS Queen Elizabeth, just south of the Isle of Wight.
HMS Northumberland will join the UKCSG after completing her participation in ASW exercise Cutlass Fury. The group will now head south toward the Caribbean for hot weather trials. UK-owned jets are not expected on board until the second week of October. Another major diplomatic visit to Annapolis, not far from Washington will take place in November.