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Re: Queen Elizabeth Class Aircraft Carriers - News and Discussion

Postby SKB » 03 Jun 2019, 15:03

Found a video of QE passing underneath the Forth Rail Bridge...!

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Postby hovematlot » 04 Jun 2019, 07:20

HMS Dragon have just tweeted the confirmation that they will escort QNLZ on Westlant 19.
Wonder who else....?

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Postby Timmymagic » 04 Jun 2019, 10:43

hovematlot wrote:HMS Dragon have just tweeted the confirmation that they will escort QNLZ on Westlant 19.
Wonder who else....?


I wonder if one of the Tides will make it over there this time.

Does anyone know if the UK waters workup to Westland 19 is involving Fort Vic? Now she's out of re-fit presumably they'll start doing some solid stores RASing?

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Re: Queen Elizabeth Class Aircraft Carriers - News and Discussion

Postby SKB » 04 Jun 2019, 15:22

Westlant19 will feature several US port visits, including one to the Washington DC area.
https://www.gov.uk/government/news/hms- ... c-training

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Postby Lord Jim » 04 Jun 2019, 16:36

It would be nice if we sent a beginners CSG over for Westlant19, with in addition to HMS Dragon a T-23, Fort Victoria and a Tide. Not only would if give a good impression, but would allow the vessels involved to start to get used to operating together over an extended period of time.

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Postby abc123 » 04 Jun 2019, 17:04

Lord Jim wrote:It would be nice if we sent a beginners CSG over for Westlant19, with in addition to HMS Dragon a T-23, Fort Victoria and a Tide. Not only would if give a good impression, but would allow the vessels involved to start to get used to operating together over an extended period of time.


Don't see a real need for Fort Victoria, except as training.
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Re: Queen Elizabeth Class Aircraft Carriers - News and Discussion

Postby serge750 » 04 Jun 2019, 20:13

SKB wrote:Westlant19 will feature several US port visits, including one to the Washington DC area.
https://www.gov.uk/government/news/hms- ... c-training


Reads like she will have double figure amount of F35 onboard then ? 3 from 17 squadron? seem to remember 7 from 617 being mentioned & a few from usmc 4 ? with rotary assets aswell, not to shabby for her second fixed wing trials.

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Postby Lord Jim » 04 Jun 2019, 20:47

SKB wrote:Westlant19 will feature several US port visits, including one to the Washington DC area.

And the local Police will be waiting.

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Postby Halidon » 04 Jun 2019, 21:33

Have to imagine that by "DC area" they mean Baltimore, unless they're just planning to anchor in the Chesapeake somewhere and call it close enough.

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Re: Queen Elizabeth Class Aircraft Carriers - News and Discussion

Postby dmereifield » 05 Jun 2019, 00:43

serge750 wrote:
SKB wrote:Westlant19 will feature several US port visits, including one to the Washington DC area.
https://www.gov.uk/government/news/hms- ... c-training


Reads like she will have double figure amount of F35 onboard then ? 3 from 17 squadron? seem to remember 7 from 617 being mentioned & a few from usmc 4 ? with rotary assets aswell, not to shabby for her second fixed wing trials.


Presuming they're all on board at the same time. I'd sure like to see the deck kitted out with that many plus the helicopters

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Postby SKB » 05 Jun 2019, 20:08

QE salutes D-Day Veterans
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Postby RetroSicotte » 06 Jun 2019, 09:04

Timmymagic wrote:Just CH-53, UH-1Y and AH-1W to go. Will an AV-8B make an appearance at some point?

Would be great to see a Harrier drop on board from Italy or the USMC.

Some French helos too, to collect them into the growing list.

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Postby Timmymagic » 07 Jun 2019, 09:57

RetroSicotte wrote:Would be great to see a Harrier drop on board from Italy or the USMC.


In many ways it would be good. I think the scale of QE with a Harrier on board would be an interesting view.

But at the same time it would ignite the entire 'should have retained Harrier' argument and 'we could have had an operational carrier now' arguments...

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Re: Queen Elizabeth Class Aircraft Carriers - News and Discussion

Postby Timmymagic » 07 Jun 2019, 10:01

SKB wrote:Found a video of QE passing underneath the Forth Rail Bridge...!


Must have been a windy day! The flag on the stern is pointing forard even though they're making a decent speed under the bridges. Wouldn't have wanted to be the person making the video up there on the bridge!

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Re: Queen Elizabeth Class Aircraft Carriers - News and Discussion

Postby dmereifield » 07 Jun 2019, 12:43

Timmymagic wrote:
RetroSicotte wrote:Would be great to see a Harrier drop on board from Italy or the USMC.


In many ways it would be good. I think the scale of QE with a Harrier on board would be an interesting view.

But at the same time it would ignite the entire 'should have retained Harrier' argument and 'we could have had an operational carrier now' arguments...


For that reason, we are more likely to see it happen after she has first deployed operationally with the F35B (if at all)

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Re: Queen Elizabeth Class Aircraft Carriers - News and Discussion

Postby Digger22 » 07 Jun 2019, 15:15

Just arrived back from a trip to Berwick upon Tweed, and so had to get the train to North Queensferry, just to see PoW. Although I couldn't get a decent photo, only one tent on her deck, roughly mid ships, nothing on the stern. Can't be long now to sea trials.

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Re: Queen Elizabeth Class Aircraft Carriers - News and Discussion

Postby cyrilranch » 07 Jun 2019, 15:17

dmereifield wrote:
Timmymagic wrote:
RetroSicotte wrote:Would be great to see a Harrier drop on board from Italy or the USMC.


In many ways it would be good. I think the scale of QE with a Harrier on board would be an interesting view.

But at the same time it would ignite the entire 'should have retained Harrier' argument and 'we could have had an operational carrier now' arguments...


For that reason, we are more likely to see it happen after she has first deployed operationally with the F35B (if at all)


Just fpr a laugh the USMC could alway send one there harrier squadron to fly off the QE when she goes to the states later this year. :lolno: : :D :angel:

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Re: Queen Elizabeth Class Aircraft Carriers - News and Discussion

Postby SKB » 08 Jun 2019, 14:07

Vice Admiral Jerry Kyd, the former CO of QE, has recieved a CBE in the Queen's Birthday honours. :clap:
https://www.royalnavy.mod.uk/news-and-l ... ay-honours

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Re: Queen Elizabeth Class Aircraft Carriers - News and Discussion

Postby SKB » 08 Jun 2019, 15:01

PoW has had her pennant number painted on her forward island sometime between 6th April and 21st May. Noticed something a bit curious.
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PoW's R09 doesnt have the white outline. Unfinished work, or a new style?

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Re: Queen Elizabeth Class Aircraft Carriers - News and Discussion

Postby Scimitar54 » 08 Jun 2019, 18:45

Unfinished work. :mrgreen:

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Re: Queen Elizabeth Class Aircraft Carriers - News and Discussion

Postby SKB » 11 Jun 2019, 03:45


(Kim .Cavanagh) 6th June 2019

^ Recent video of Portsmouth Harbour boat tour, showing work to Victory Jetty and passing QE with Apache on board.


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