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by SKB
03 Oct 2019, 20:29
Forum: Joint Service
Topic: F-35B Lightning (RAF & RN)
Replies: 4348
Views: 336848
Location: England

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by SKB
03 Oct 2019, 20:26
Forum: Royal Navy
Topic: River Class (OPV) (RN)
Replies: 3009
Views: 220256
Location: England

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by SKB
01 Oct 2019, 10:11
Forum: Royal Navy
Topic: Queen Elizabeth Class Aircraft Carriers - News and Discussion
Replies: 10686
Views: 927855
Location: England

Re: Queen Elizabeth Class Aircraft Carriers - News and Discussion

https://pbs.twimg.com/media/EFxi-SAWsAAmLIm.jpg (@NavyLookout) HMS Prince of Wales conducting sea trials on the Moray Firth yesterday. Photo from @InvernessMom PoW recorded 25.1 knots in the Moray Firth at 13:05 BST (12:05 UTC/GMT) on 30 September, just north-east of RAF Lossiemouth.
by SKB
28 Sep 2019, 18:46
Forum: Royal Navy
Topic: Type 45 Destroyer (Daring Class) (RN) [News Only]
Replies: 1151
Views: 109270
Location: England

Re: Type 45 Destroyer (Daring Class) (RN) [News Only]

HMS Duncan returns home https://twitter.com/PortsmouthProud/status/1177926775592103937 https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nM5LvrFWV1Q (PortsHistDockyard) 28 September 2019 (no sound) HMS Duncan is returning to Portsmouth Naval Base as her crew set foot on dry land for the first time in six months. The...
by SKB
27 Sep 2019, 15:28
Forum: Royal Navy
Topic: Should the royal navy have a real hospital ship?
Replies: 151
Views: 18556
Location: England

Re: Should the royal navy have a real hospital ship?

If there is to be a "real" hospital ship, then it shouldn't be a Royal Navy one. To be classed as a hospital ship, it cannot be armed. So perhaps a floating Red Cross/NHS hybrid ship that is unarmed. In peace time, it could be stationed in rivers or harbours to help out local NHS hospitals...
by SKB
27 Sep 2019, 09:55
Forum: Royal Navy
Topic: Queen Elizabeth Class Aircraft Carriers - News and Discussion
Replies: 10686
Views: 927855
Location: England

Re: Queen Elizabeth Class Aircraft Carriers - News and Discussion

PoW left Kirkcaldy at midnight for the North Sea.
She was doing 17.2 kts before going off AIS east of the Isle of May at 02:54 BST (01:54 UTC/GMT).
by SKB
27 Sep 2019, 09:47
Forum: Royal Navy
Topic: Type 45 Destroyer (Daring Class) (RN) [News Only]
Replies: 1151
Views: 109270
Location: England

Re: Type 45 Destroyer (Daring Class) (RN) [News Only]



Spithead 19:00 tonight.
by SKB
27 Sep 2019, 09:31
Forum: Royal Navy
Topic: Queen Elizabeth Class Aircraft Carriers - News and Discussion
Replies: 10686
Views: 927855
Location: England

Re: Queen Elizabeth Class Aircraft Carriers - News and Discussion


(QEClassCarriers) 24 September 2019


(QEClassCarriers) 26 September 2019
QEClassCarriers wrote:Departing for sea trials
by SKB
27 Sep 2019, 09:28
Forum: Royal Navy
Topic: Queen Elizabeth Class Aircraft Carriers - News and Discussion
Replies: 10686
Views: 927855
Location: England

Re: Queen Elizabeth Class Aircraft Carriers - News and Discussion

https://pbs.twimg.com/media/EFbmNF7WwAAcl3m.jpg https://pbs.twimg.com/media/EFbmNF5XsAAb1f3.jpg https://pbs.twimg.com/media/EFbmNF6WkAM-MhK.jpg https://pbs.twimg.com/media/EFbmNF7X4AA1wdF.jpg (@HMSQNLZ) 27 September 2019 WESTLANT19 - where you can watch movies on a 40 foot inflatable screen on full...
by SKB
26 Sep 2019, 22:19
Forum: Royal Navy
Topic: Queen Elizabeth Class Aircraft Carriers - News and Discussion
Replies: 10686
Views: 927855
Location: England

Re: Queen Elizabeth Class Aircraft Carriers - News and Discussion

https://pbs.twimg.com/media/EFahzy2XoAAljsL.jpg (@HMSQNLZ) 26 September 2019 Well #WESTLANT19 can't be all work and no play! Almost a month since we left home, we've earned an afternoon of sport and a BBQ in the sun. At 4 acres, big enough for 3 football pitches, it barely looks like there is anyon...
by SKB
26 Sep 2019, 15:30
Forum: Royal Navy
Topic: Queen Elizabeth Class Aircraft Carriers - News and Discussion
Replies: 10686
Views: 927855
Location: England

Re: Queen Elizabeth Class Aircraft Carriers - News and Discussion

PoW today:


15:30 - PoW is currently just south of Kirkcaldy at anchorage K7 in the Forth. 0 knots. Water depth 22m.
On AIS, theres a vessel named QNLZ PTB 2 near her. (Passenger Transfer Boat).
by SKB
26 Sep 2019, 10:38
Forum: Royal Navy
Topic: Queen Elizabeth Class Aircraft Carriers - News and Discussion
Replies: 10686
Views: 927855
Location: England

Re: Queen Elizabeth Class Aircraft Carriers - News and Discussion

https://twitter.com/RFATideforce/status/1177058295363854336 https://pbs.twimg.com/media/EFVpgW2WwAQaZUN.jpg https://pbs.twimg.com/media/EFVpgWsXsAAYkLy.jpg https://pbs.twimg.com/media/EFVpgWsXkAUZeNZ.jpg https://pbs.twimg.com/media/EFVpgWuWkAA8OKM.jpg (@RFATideforce) 25 September 2019 Another stunni...
by SKB
25 Sep 2019, 10:07
Forum: Royal Navy
Topic: Queen Elizabeth Class Aircraft Carriers - News and Discussion
Replies: 10686
Views: 927855
Location: England

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by SKB
25 Sep 2019, 01:06
Forum: Royal Navy
Topic: Tide Class Tankers (MARS) (RFA)
Replies: 726
Views: 78412
Location: England

Re: Tide Class Tankers (MARS) (RFA)

by SKB
24 Sep 2019, 23:41
Forum: Royal Navy
Topic: Queen Elizabeth Class Aircraft Carriers - News and Discussion
Replies: 10686
Views: 927855
Location: England

Re: Queen Elizabeth Class Aircraft Carriers - News and Discussion

https://pbs.twimg.com/media/EFPwcTLWkAYk0nf.jpg HMS Northumberland manoeuvres hard while escorting HMS Queen Elizabeth https://pbs.twimg.com/media/EFPw5ogWkAAf6Rb.jpg The birth of the UK Carrier Strike Group… #Westlant19 NOTE: This is not an operational deployment. UKCSG in 2021 will include QE wit...
by SKB
24 Sep 2019, 23:25
Forum: Royal Navy
Topic: Queen Elizabeth Class Aircraft Carriers - News and Discussion
Replies: 10686
Views: 927855
Location: England

Re: Queen Elizabeth Class Aircraft Carriers - News and Discussion

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(@NavyLookout) 24 September 2019
@NavyLookout wrote:Two Royal Navy aircraft carriers at sea simultaneously yesterday.
@HMSQNLZ in the Western Atlantic #Westlant19.
@HMSPWLS on sea trials off the Scottish coast #PWLSatSea.
by SKB
24 Sep 2019, 10:27
Forum: Royal Navy
Topic: Queen Elizabeth Class Aircraft Carriers - News and Discussion
Replies: 10686
Views: 927855
Location: England

Re: Queen Elizabeth Class Aircraft Carriers - News and Discussion

A new set of eight Royal Navy themed stamps was recently issued by the Royal Mail, one featuring HMS Queen Elizabeth. https://pbs.twimg.com/media/EEz4IRYXUAAAZ8O.jpg (Royal Mail) The whole set: https://pbs.twimg.com/media/EE5kDd0XUAM5pL8.jpg https://pbs.twimg.com/media/EFD3O4MWwAASrfy.jpg https://pb...
by SKB
24 Sep 2019, 09:38
Forum: Royal Navy
Topic: Queen Elizabeth Class Aircraft Carriers - News and Discussion
Replies: 10686
Views: 927855
Location: England

Re: Queen Elizabeth Class Aircraft Carriers - News and Discussion

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(@HMSPWLS) 24 September 2019
@HMSPWLS wrote:It's a glorious day to be at sea on @HMSPWLS

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