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by PhillyJ
11 Jul 2019, 15:17
Forum: Royal Navy
Topic: Queen Elizabeth Class Aircraft Carriers - News and Discussion
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Location: England

Re: Queen Elizabeth Class Aircraft Carriers - News and Discussion

Well I've heard nowt else from my lad but someone has been spouting stuff on Twitter claiming they were there and 3 sailors nearly drowned etcetc. Regardless of authenticity this is not something I believe should be put on public domain to feed the trolls...She might have to fight with HMS Warrior, ...
by PhillyJ
10 Jul 2019, 15:40
Forum: Royal Navy
Topic: Queen Elizabeth Class Aircraft Carriers - News and Discussion
Replies: 10019
Views: 667779
Location: England

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But they did go on to report that 'This issue is also unlikely to prevent the ship from sailing later this year for the Westlant19 deployment when she will carry out further developmental test flying with UK-owned F-35 Jets.' I guess the following shows the power of high pressure water being release...
by PhillyJ
10 Jul 2019, 13:28
Forum: Royal Navy
Topic: Queen Elizabeth Class Aircraft Carriers - News and Discussion
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Views: 667779
Location: England

Re: Queen Elizabeth Class Aircraft Carriers - News and Discussion

SKB wrote:So, does the early return of QE mean she failed her last week of FOST? And delay Westlant 19 a bit?

I guess that does constitute a failure, although the crew would have got extra training in dealing with a potential flood incident I guess! 8-)
by PhillyJ
10 Jul 2019, 09:12
Forum: Royal Navy
Topic: Queen Elizabeth Class Aircraft Carriers - News and Discussion
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Views: 667779
Location: England

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Does anyone have any news on how the POW is getting on? All good from what my Lad tells me (or is allowed to!) I think they are due to go on board sometime in August and I assume sea trials are still set for Sept. He cannot wait to get back home, I think he has used up all of what Rosyth and Caledo...
by PhillyJ
10 Jul 2019, 08:20
Forum: Royal Navy
Topic: Queen Elizabeth Class Aircraft Carriers - News and Discussion
Replies: 10019
Views: 667779
Location: England

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“It's fair to say that Phalanx hasn't had too much of an opportunity to engage real targets in its service life. It's reputation in its early days wasn't great for reliability. Successive improvements have addressed that, but at the same time the threat has improved as well to the point at which gu...
by PhillyJ
04 Jul 2019, 10:52
Forum: Royal Navy
Topic: Queen Elizabeth Class Aircraft Carriers - News and Discussion
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Views: 667779
Location: England

Re: Queen Elizabeth Class Aircraft Carriers - News and Discussion

Well according to @TugmasterRob, who just helped tow in an Utah class SSBN to Faslane (USS Alaska), he will be back at Pompey in a couple of weeks for when HMS QE wants to come back in. I assumed she would be off for WESTLANT19 once she'd completed FOST from where she was. Still, it will be good to ...
by PhillyJ
24 Jun 2019, 14:11
Forum: Royal Navy
Topic: Queen Elizabeth Class Aircraft Carriers - News and Discussion
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Views: 667779
Location: England

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Can't get over how small those Marlins look on the big deck in the first 2 photos.... Indeed, we have now gone from catching Cod etc to Marlins! Seriously though, when I saw her with a Wokka on board it was quite surprising how small they looked on deck, I guess only the fortunate few who have been...
by PhillyJ
24 May 2019, 14:02
Forum: Royal Navy
Topic: Queen Elizabeth Class Aircraft Carriers - News and Discussion
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Views: 667779
Location: England

Re: Queen Elizabeth Class Aircraft Carriers - News and Discussion

It seems HMS QE is due in Pompey around 17:30 tomorrow, might well pop down to see her as the view from the Porchester A27 shore road has been quite bereft without her on my ride in to work these past weeks!
by PhillyJ
22 May 2019, 10:08
Forum: Royal Navy
Topic: Queen Elizabeth Class Aircraft Carriers - News and Discussion
Replies: 10019
Views: 667779
Location: England

Re: Queen Elizabeth Class Aircraft Carriers - News and Discussion

great photos ,its weird sometimes the qe class looks huge and then again sometimes I think they should have built them bigger ,even bigger for the 24 f35bs hopefully we get on board soon ,and yes I know we cant even fill the size they are already lol ,but seriously they going to be great ships folk...
by PhillyJ
21 May 2019, 11:53
Forum: Royal Navy
Topic: Queen Elizabeth Class Aircraft Carriers - News and Discussion
Replies: 10019
Views: 667779
Location: England

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According to the Daily Mail Captain Nick is to command the QE on her return to Pompey, even though he has been publicly humiliated. And again that voyage starts today? HMS QE's twiter feed has a short video of them filling the dry dock back up with water, but no official leave date/time. https://tw...
by PhillyJ
17 May 2019, 09:48
Forum: Royal Navy
Topic: Queen Elizabeth Class Aircraft Carriers - News and Discussion
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Views: 667779
Location: England

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Does seem a bit OTT but I guess Officers are expected to be squeaky clean, perhaps there is more to this that might come out later. Just imagine if this was the way our MP's were dealt with, didn't we have one voting in parliament recently wearing an electronic tag after being jailed for perverting ...
by PhillyJ
10 May 2019, 09:23
Forum: Royal Navy
Topic: Queen Elizabeth Class Aircraft Carriers - News and Discussion
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Views: 667779
Location: England

Re: Queen Elizabeth Class Aircraft Carriers - News and Discussion

Halidon wrote:Hope the QE has plenty of crayons on hand.
Will they be allowed to use the bar? If so, will some Michelob or Bud/Coors light be served! 8-)
by PhillyJ
02 May 2019, 00:10
Forum: Royal Navy
Topic: Queen Elizabeth Class Aircraft Carriers - News and Discussion
Replies: 10019
Views: 667779
Location: England

Re: Queen Elizabeth Class Aircraft Carriers - News and Discussion

Well that’s the QEs at risk again long with the T26 numbers now that Williams has been sacked Well perhaps with Penny Mordaunt being elevated to Defence Secretary, who I think is still a Navy Reservist and current Pompey MP, maybe not as bad as it could have been...the RAF may be feeling a bit wobb...
by PhillyJ
24 Apr 2019, 10:03
Forum: Royal Navy
Topic: Queen Elizabeth Class Aircraft Carriers - News and Discussion
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Views: 667779
Location: England

Re: Queen Elizabeth Class Aircraft Carriers - News and Discussion

It’s also similar with other measurements of the class with seeing both 280m and 284m for length and 70m and 73m for beam. Now I know these are only small difference and I might be just a niggle of mine but it’d be nice to know the true measurements. :lol: I'll get my Son to source a tape measure a...
by PhillyJ
03 Apr 2019, 10:08
Forum: Royal Navy
Topic: Queen Elizabeth Class Aircraft Carriers - News and Discussion
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Views: 667779
Location: England

Re: Queen Elizabeth Class Aircraft Carriers - News and Discussion

It seems QE has arrived in Rosyth and passed under the bridges, just need to shoehorn her in to the basin now I guess! Loads of official tweet videos but I have no idea how to paste them here so they show up. https://twitter.com/HMSQNLZ https://www.portsmouth.co.uk/news/defence/hms-queen-elizabeth-r...
by PhillyJ
03 Apr 2019, 09:11
Forum: Royal Navy
Topic: Queen Elizabeth Class Aircraft Carriers - News and Discussion
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Views: 667779
Location: England

Re: Queen Elizabeth Class Aircraft Carriers - News and Discussion

...have a look at this document http://woottonbridgeiow.org.uk/decca-legacy/chapter10.php#10.12 Cheers for that, very interesting read even if I didn't understand all of the jargon. As I've lived in the Pompey area all my life it brings back memories of all the Radar installations upon the top of P...
by PhillyJ
20 Mar 2019, 14:56
Forum: Royal Navy
Topic: Queen Elizabeth Class Aircraft Carriers - News and Discussion
Replies: 10019
Views: 667779
Location: England

Re: Queen Elizabeth Class Aircraft Carriers - News and Discussion

It seems HMS POW has been testing her emergency escape system, I'm just trying to find out if my nipper got to have a 'slide' or if it was just a test of the equipment and not the process. 8-)

https://twitter.com/smrmoorhouse/status/1108349388554944512
by PhillyJ
01 Mar 2019, 12:37
Forum: Royal Navy
Topic: Queen Elizabeth Class Aircraft Carriers - News and Discussion
Replies: 10019
Views: 667779
Location: England

Re: Queen Elizabeth Class Aircraft Carriers - News and Discussion

MPs debate Carrier Strike strategy amidst rumours HMS Prince of Wales could be mothballed. https://www.savetheroyalnavy.org/mps-debate-carrier-strike-strategy-amidst-rumours-hms-prince-of-wales-could-be-mothballed/ Question aside the actual debate was very good and well worth a watch/read/listen if...
by PhillyJ
01 Mar 2019, 12:36
Forum: Royal Navy
Topic: Queen Elizabeth Class Aircraft Carriers - News and Discussion
Replies: 10019
Views: 667779
Location: England

Re: Queen Elizabeth Class Aircraft Carriers - News and Discussion

downsizer wrote:Aircraft handlers don’t maintain the aircraft.
Sqn engineering personnel (FAA, RAF, USMC) do that.
Cheers Downsizer, I did wonder who did the maintenance but had no clue as you could probably tell from my 'vague/lazy' post.
by PhillyJ
28 Feb 2019, 10:51
Forum: Royal Navy
Topic: Queen Elizabeth Class Aircraft Carriers - News and Discussion
Replies: 10019
Views: 667779
Location: England

Re: Queen Elizabeth Class Aircraft Carriers - News and Discussion

shark bait wrote:@Sunk at Narvik How is the UK going to operate double the aircraft with the same ground crew?

(are they still called ground crew ion a carrier?)
Aircraft Handler is the closest to ground crew in the FAA I guess, obviously they have other roles assigned such as Air controllers and Air engineers.
by PhillyJ
21 Feb 2019, 13:28
Forum: Royal Navy
Topic: Queen Elizabeth Class Aircraft Carriers - News and Discussion
Replies: 10019
Views: 667779
Location: England

Re: Queen Elizabeth Class Aircraft Carriers - News and Discussion

Poiuytrewq wrote:Some interesting images of current progress on HMS Prince of Wales.

https://www.wired.co.uk/article/hms-prince-of-wales
They used 'The' HMS Prince Of Wales, just me being picky, but very annoying!
by PhillyJ
17 Jan 2019, 09:55
Forum: Royal Navy
Topic: Queen Elizabeth Class Aircraft Carriers - News and Discussion
Replies: 10019
Views: 667779
Location: England

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swoop wrote:Queenie would enter the basin and go straight into the dry dock regardless.
For goodness sake do not let any DM or Scum journalists see her being called 'Queenie', they'd soon jump on it and report back that the crew have nicknamed her that alongside 'Big Lizzie'! :lol:
by PhillyJ
16 Jan 2019, 01:22
Forum: Royal Navy
Topic: Queen Elizabeth Class Aircraft Carriers - News and Discussion
Replies: 10019
Views: 667779
Location: England

Re: Queen Elizabeth Class Aircraft Carriers - News and Discussion

Good luck to your son in his new career. Hope he does well and has some stories to tell in future years. Cheers. It's quite surreal how I've been following the QE Class build for so long and now have a Son preparing to board and serve upon the POW, when I started he was but a nipper and at school n...
by PhillyJ
13 Jan 2019, 23:10
Forum: Royal Navy
Topic: Queen Elizabeth Class Aircraft Carriers - News and Discussion
Replies: 10019
Views: 667779
Location: England

Re: Queen Elizabeth Class Aircraft Carriers - News and Discussion

Well that's my lad all packed up and relocated to MOD Caledonia (Rosyth) for the foreseeable future courtesy of National Rail. How he managed to traverse the underground from Waterloo to Kings Cross with all his kit is a miracle! Cannot wait to see him arrive at HMNB Pompey onboard POW sometime this...
by PhillyJ
21 Dec 2018, 11:30
Forum: Royal Navy
Topic: Queen Elizabeth Class Aircraft Carriers - News and Discussion
Replies: 10019
Views: 667779
Location: England

Re: Queen Elizabeth Class Aircraft Carriers - News and Discussion

Ron5 wrote:I see QE is fully equipped with an anti drone weapon.
Are you referring to the rather splendid weapon displayed in the Flag Dining Room Ron? :lol:

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