A factor of four
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Get in touch at airinternational@keypublishing. com and start the subject line with Checking In. Carol Randall, Associate Editor, Commercial Aviation REFERRING TO Cruise Britannia (AI December) I would think only four British F-35Bs could be spared for the work-up cruise, as the other aircraft would be required to continue to train and bring 617 Squadron pilots up to speed.
No problems with the USMC having more on board. Numbers will change for the 2021 deployment. I would expect a hunter-killer sub (probably UK) to accompany the task force as well.