PROGRESS FOR UK F-35B

FIRST ‘SKI-JUMP’ TAKE-OFF WITH LOAD-OUT • CARRIER ARRIVES AT HOME PORT

AUGUST 16 SAW a major development in the return of the United Kingdom’s carrier strike capability when HMS Queen Elizabeth arrived in Portsmouth harbor. The first of the Royal Navy’s two Queen Elizabeth-class carriers had left Rosyth, Scotland on June 27 to undertake seven weeks of sea trials.

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