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CSG21: USMC Ospreys embark on HMS Queen Elizabeth

A pair of USMC-operated Bell Boeing MV-22B Ospreys have landed on board the Royal Navy’s new flagship aircraft carrier, HMS Queen Elizabeth (R08), to support the work-up effort ahead of the Carrier Strike Group 21 deployment

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CSG21: HMS Queen Elizabeth works up Carrier Strike Group operations

As the Royal Navy’s Carrier Strike Group 21 works up operations in preparation for Exercise Strike Warrior and HMS Queen Elizabeth’s (R08) subsequent maiden global deployment, the aircraft on board have been honing their readiness skills

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CSG21: HMS Queen Elizabeth departs on historic first deployment

The Royal Navy’s new flagship aircraft carrier, HMS Queen Elizabeth, departed from HMNB Portsmouth, Hampshire, on May 1 for a final test of its Carrier Strike Group, before continuing with the commencement of its historic maiden deployment

VMFA-211 F-35Bs arrive in the UK ahead of carrier deployment

Ten USMC-operated Lockheed Martin F-35B Lightning IIs have arrived in the UK prior to joining the Royal Navy’s new flagship aircraft carrier, HMS Queen Elizabeth (R08), for its 28-week maiden deployment, which will begin in May

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Lightnings Strike Twice!

One new Royal Navy aircraft carrier, two air forces, 15 F-35B Lightnings and 29 pilots took part in a fascinating North Sea deployment in October 2020

UK deploys first operational F-35Bs aboard HMS Queen Elizabeth

For the first time, the UK has deployed operational Lockheed Martin F-35B Lightning fifth-generation multi-role stealth fighters aboard the Royal Navy’s (RN’s) HMS Queen Elizabeth (R08) aircraft carrier.

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The Empire Strikes Back!

Combat Aircraft Journal looks at the latest step in the regeneration of UK Carrier Strike with the completion of F-35B operational testing from HMS Queen Elizabeth late last year.

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UK Carrier Strike: Lightning Force at Sea

The UK Lightning Force has embarked on what is arguably its most important mission to date, taking a meaningful complement of F-35Bs to the HMS Queen Elizabeth (R08).

UK Lightning Force departs for HMS Queen Elizabeth

THE FIRST UK F-35B Lightnings have departed their home base of RAF Marham, Norfolk, to return to the US for operational testing with the Royal Navy aircraft carrier HMS Queen Elizabeth (R08).