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HMS Queen Elizabeth leaving Portsmouth for Westlant deployment

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A few shots of the QE leaving for her Westlant Deployment

 

48647819428_2d11f6e424_b.jpg_IMG5927_1 by Phillip Wilmshurst, on Flickr

 

48648185896_4c76595e3b_b.jpgIMGP2687 by Phillip Wilmshurst, on Flickr

 

48648187271_20123c5d3b_b.jpgForward Island HMS QE by Phillip Wilmshurst, on Flickr

 

48647818638_6a6e716da3_b.jpgAft Island HMS QE by Phillip Wilmshurst, on Flickr

 

48647818883_143bfa8877_b.jpgLeonardo AW101 Merlin HM2 by Phillip Wilmshurst, on Flickr

 

48648186481_6d87c8bb85_b.jpg_IMG5942_1 by Phillip Wilmshurst, on Flickr

 

Escort La Motte Piquet waiting outside the harbour to Join QE

 

48648185576_39d9fa4c97_b.jpgFS La Motte Piquet by Phillip Wilmshurst, on Flickr

 

Willy

 

 

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Thanks for showing. Apart from helos  is the F-35 getting near ready for flying off her or is the F-35 capability still some way off. 

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617 Sqn F35's are due to be embarked during this deployment which is the second deployment for F35 aircraft trials, Initial Operating capabilty is set for 2020

and the first operational deployment will take place in 2021 

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Great pictures. I wanted to get across to Portsmouth to watch her leave but couldn't make it.  That French frigate looks interesting. It's an old Georges Leygues class, been in service over 30 years!

 

Thanks for sharing

 

Terry

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Great pics, thanks for sharing them.  She is "mahoosive".  I believe PoW isn't far off a visit to Portsmouth - be great to see them alongside together.  Even more so to see them "steaming" in line astern just like some of the old shots from WW2 & into the 50s.

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I should have posted these a month ago.

Portsmouth 1 August 2019
48436947747_7e30db78e7_b.jpg2019-08-01 (70) by Richard Linnell, on Flickr
48436801521_c7b46617bb_b.jpg2019-08-01 (72) by Richard Linnell, on Flickr
48436801416_6d070c5069_b.jpg2019-08-01 (77) by Richard Linnell, on Flickr
48436946842_ecf83dd8d5_b.jpg2019-08-01 (78) by Richard Linnell, on Flickr
48436801331_e6aae22211_b.jpg2019-08-01 (80) by Richard Linnell, on Flickr
48436801296_110275272b_b.jpg2019-08-01 (81) by Richard Linnell, on Flickr
48436801211_0e36f36dc2_b.jpg2019-08-01 (82) by Richard Linnell, on Flickr
48436947332_d500e6f6fb_b.jpg2019-08-01 (83) by Richard Linnell, on Flickr
48436947252_101097b475_b.jpg2019-08-01 (84) by Richard Linnell, on Flickr
48436801031_8ae3b7909e_b.jpg2019-08-01 (85) by Richard Linnell, on Flickr
48436800921_20638b05dc_b.jpg2019-08-01 (86) by Richard Linnell, on Flickr
48436800856_68bf0a3161_b.jpg2019-08-01 (88) by Richard Linnell, on Flickr
48436946922_e32dca1cb8_b.jpg2019-08-01 (89) by Richard Linnell, on Flickr
48436946757_ab2d06fc4c_b.jpg2019-08-01 (91) by Richard Linnell, on Flickr

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12 hours ago, Graham T said:

Great pics, thanks for sharing them.  She is "mahoosive".  I believe PoW isn't far off a visit to Portsmouth - be great to see them alongside together.  Even more so to see them "steaming" in line astern just like some of the old shots from WW2 & into the 50s.

Question is, does the RN have enough people left to man both carriers at the same time?

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3 hours ago, Chewbacca said:

Question is, does the RN have enough people left to man both carriers at the same time?

Yes, we do after axing HMS Ocean - just about. 

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How many Phalanx have been fitted to date? Can only see Two? She's fitted for Four. No surprise if we can't afford to fit them all......

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It seems only two fitted, with a 3rd due - strange that hasn't been installed already - doesn't paint a good picture!  Hoping they'll be able to ferry back as many F35Bs as we have available at this time, much easier and a lot safer than flying them across the Atlantic

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