Tempest414 wrote:Is there not are you so sure or are you hoping like the rest of us. And if we do manage to keep her what will put on her decks if not a NATO/ Allied air-wing
Do you have a source that says she is being moth-balled?
Until such a time as there is actually an announcement that says otherwise, we can't assume that. That's how rumourmills start.
And if keeping her it'll be what the plan always was. Likely only carrying 12 F-35s at any given point, plus littoral strike packages on the "off" carrier, if it's not simply in refit/maintenance/training rotation.
They'll be busy enough that they won't have the time to run off being a dedicated NATO platform outside of the usual cross-deck allied integration visits, like the US and French do.