Aircraft Carriers III

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    More WESTLANT 19 action:
     
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    Fantastic photographs. Isn't it mad to think that these are the reality of the CGI images we all looked at for so long.Great days for the RN. Multiple fighters on deck along with helos. Launching and recovering while conducting RAS. Launching 4 B's one after the other. Really great stuff. And as if that isn't enough, POW is sailing into Portsmouth for the first time this weekend! I have always been proud of our RN and its good to se them getting the kit that their reputation deserves after some years in the doldrums. Roll on the 26's & 31's. Have a nice weekend everyone and cheers for the great posts.
     
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    HMS Prince of Wales R09: embarking Merlins and Wildcats for the historic passage into Portsmouth Harbour tomorrow. Great times for the Royal Navy!
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    Meanwhile, on the other side of the pond once more:
    WESTLANT19 - R08 HMS QE IS IN NORFOLK USN BASE- 15 NOV 19
    R08 sailed into USN Base Norfolk on 14 Nov to off load the F35B test equipment and spares after a successful 6?week OT-1 F35B operational test phase.
    HMS QE entered port with 3 Lightnings and 5 Merlin ranged on deck. The first time a QE carrier has entered a port with F35s onboard.
    The 3 F35s are believed to be those of 17 Sqn (normally based in the US) and that 617 Sqn’s 3 aircraft have disembarked and are heading back to Marham imminently.
    Here’s a selection of pics of R08 at Norfolk.
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    Beautiful, and as they say on your side of the pond? "Good Show Old Man!"! at least that's what our old movies would have us believe??
     
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    Much as we appreciate the sentiment, Hollywood has a lot to answer for! I've lived here nearly fifty years, and haven't seen anyone wear a Bowler Hat, talk like Dick Van Dyke in Mary Poppins, and to be honest nobody actually talks about the weather! Unless it's about the effects of extreme weather, like the flooding this week or Tornado damage to houses (yes we get about 100 Tornadoes a year, mostly F2s though). Our food is excellent, rumours to the contrary were and still are circulated by the French mainly, a race who eat frogs, snails and horses...

    Oh, and if we insult you it means we like you. BUT, If we call you 'friend, mate or pal', get out of there, that was your final warning!
     
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    And she's home! HMS Prince of Wales R09 has finally entered Portsmouth earlier today, her crew lining the deck at Procedure Alpha and well wishers lining every vantage point on the shore:
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    Now we need to split aircraft for two carriers

    which to be honest is a good problem to have
     
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    HMS Prince of Wales sails into Portsmouth:
     
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    Better quality video from Forces TV in the UK:
     
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