“Furious Flight"

USMC support personnel delivered to #hmsqueenelizabeth by 845 Naval Air Squadron Merlin Mk4.

#usmarinecorps #survivalsuit #MerlinHelicopter #merlinmk4 #845NAS #RoyalNavy #FligthDeck #aircraftcarrier
Take off in the rain...

#F35 #HMSQueenElizabeth #USMC #F35 #LightningII  #SkiRamp #NorthSea
US Marine Corps getting into their stride operating their #F35 on #HMSQueenElizabeth in the North Sea and in all weathers. 

Doubtless appreciating the joys of the ski ramp, a spacious ship designed from the keel-up for F-35 and an open bar in the mess.

#GROUPEX #USMC #LightningII #AircraftCarrier #FlightDeck #aircrafthandlers #USMarines #transatlanticpartnership 🇬🇧🇺🇸
Tides in...

#rfatiderace inside the breakwater and #rfatideforce outside Plymouth breakwater today. 

Via Kevin Kelway

#RoyalFleetAuxiliary #plymouthbreakwater #britainsoceancity #tankers
“4/5 engage” 

#hmsdiamond conducts 4.5inch gun exercise on Dorset range as she prepares to join carrier strike #groupex

#Type45Destroyer #RoyalNavy #gunnery #mediumcalibregun #mk8 #navalgunfiresupport #gunnex #foredeck
#HMSTyne sails from #Falmouth on completion of maintenance period.

Seen form #hmstamar 

#OPV #RoyalNavy #Cornwall
New article on our website:

The strike carrier’s eye in the sky – update on the Crowsnest project #linkinbio 

#MerlinHelicopter #Crowsnest #airbourneearlywarning #ASac #RoyalNavy #CarrierStrikeGroup #MerlinMk2 #Yeovil #Leonardo #Thales #LockheedMartin 

Photo: Chandler Candy
Night flying form #HMSAlbion in the #mediterranean 

#Wildcat #WildcatHelicopter #Flagship #AssaultShip #LRGX #RoyalNavy #847NAS
Gunnery exercise - 20mm cannon #RFAFortVictoria 

#GROUPEX #RoyalFleetAuxiliary #20mmcannon #GUNEX #Gunnery #SelfDefence #Gunners
Crew of #HMSTalent are first winners of new Royal Navy Commendation award.

HMS Talent was the submarine that exercised with the Carrier Strike Group during exercise #CrimsonOcean in June. Practiced ASW, water-space management and simulated Tomahawk Land Attack (TLAM) missile launch.

#Submarine #SSN #NuclearSubmarine #AwardWinner #TLAM #CarrierStrikeGroup #RoyalNavy
Operations Room closed up during air defence exercise #hmsalbion 

#LRGX #ADEX #OperationsRoom #AntiFlash #Dabbers #RoyalNavy
#HMSSpey - contractors sea trials continue.

#SunsetatSea #OPV #RoyalNavy #Scotland #Clyde
#HMSQueenElizabeth #AircraftCarrier #CarrierStrike #NavalAviation #RoyalNavy #GROUPEX #NorthSea #sunsetatsea #shipsilhouette
Take off...

US Marine Corps pilots get used to the joys of the ski Ramp

#USMC #SkiRamp #HMSQueenElizabeth #TakeOff #RoyalNavy #aircraftcarrier
#HMSQueenElizabeth busy conducting Carrier Qualifications for USMC F-35 pilots in the North Sea this week.

#AircraftCarrier #carrierqualifications #carrierquals #F35 #LightnigII #F35B #VSTOL #STOVL #CarrierStrike #NavalAviation #VerticalLanding #FlightDeck #RoyalNavy #USMC 🇬🇧🇺🇸
#HMSSpey on sea trials in the #firthofclyde 

Superb image via @rass.bull 

#RoyalNavy #OPV #Clyde
#p2000 - reaching the parts other other vessels can’t.

#HMSRanger alongside for the night in #LochNess

#RoyalNavy #PatrolBoat #trainingvessel  #URNU #Scotland #inlandwater #Loch #Lake #alongside
#hmsdiamond inbound to #Devonport for brief visit this morning - will sail again this evening.

Via: Kevin Kelway

#Type45Destroyer #PlymouthSound  #Devonport #morningarrival
Nice aircrew patch

#hmsdiamond #Aircrew #Pilot #Observer #815NAS #GROUPEX #carrierstrikegroup #wildcathelicopter
#815NAS Wildcat helicopter joined #hmsdiamond yesterday ready for Carrier Strike #GROUPEX 

#Type45Destroyer #RoyalNavy #fleerairarm #navalaviation #landon #navalhelicopter
#HMSDauntless seen in dry dock #CammellLaird 21/9/20. No sign of the hull being cut open for diesel generator removal/replacement as yet.

#RFATidesurge has now been moved from the basin into another dry dock.

Via: Gary Styles

#Type45Destroyer #DryDock #engineupgrade #Engineering #ShipRepair #RoyalFleetAuxiliary #RoyalNavy #Tanker #WetBasin #Birkenhead #Merseyside #aerialphotography
Nice weather for it!

#f35 takes off in the rain from #HMSQueenElizabeth in the North Sea today 

#groupex #RoyalNavy #aircraftcarrier #skiramp #lightningii #takeoff #rainyondeck #allweathercapable
#RFAFortVictoria passing under the Forth Rail Bridge outbound from Crombie to join carrier strike #GROUPEX today. 

Photo: @matt_bromage taken from the ship's boat

#RoyalFleetAuxiliary #forthrailbridge #RiverForth #Scotland #solidstoressupportship #auxiliaryship
UK 🇬🇧 NL 🇳🇱 Cooperation

#HMSAlbion and #RFALymeBay meet up with Dutch assault ships HNMLS Rotterdam and HNLMS Johan de Witt in the Mediterranean yesterday.

#RoyalNavy #konmarine #NetherlandsNavy #littoralresponsegroups #LRGX #mediterranean #amphibiouswarfare #amphibiousship
#HMSTrent makes logistic stop in Catania, Sicily. Mount Etna in the background

#OPV #RoyalNavy #Catania #Sicily #Italy #Volcano #MrEtna #MountEtna #mediterranean
Paveway IV laser guided bombs emerge from the weapons elevator on board #hmsqueenelizabeth (These are the bombs before being fitted with a guidance head and tail fins prior to loading onto the aircraft)

#Bombs #pavewayiv #munitionslift #Munitions #WeaponsHandling #Lift #aircraftcarrier #logistics #RoyalNavy
Good morning

#linkinbio #HMSQueenElizabeth #F35 #USMC #JetsastSea #FastJets #LightningII #carrierstrikegroup #CarrierStrike #NavalAviation #GROUPEX #JW202 #FlightDeck
#HMSEcho inbound to the Upper Harbour Ammunition Facility (UHAF) in Portsmouth this evening

via: PortsmouthProud 

#SurveyShip #SurveyVessel #RoyalNavy #UHAF #HMNBPortsmouth #Harbour
#HMSPenzance at sea in the Gulf last week

#RoyalNavy #Minehunter #SunsetatSea #PersianGulf #ArabianGulf #Kipion #Foredeck

via: W. Mosul
#HMSDefender sails from Portsmouth this evening to join the Carrier Strike #GROUPEX

#Type45Destroyer #Portsmouth #Dusk #Harbour #RoyalNavy #Destroyer #carrierstrikegroup 

via @ben_kyd
New Photo essay on our website:

Jets on deck – HMS Queen Elizabeth embarks the largest number of F-35 Jets at sea so far #linkinbio 

#HMSQueenElizabeth #F35 #USMC #JetsastSea #FastJets #LightningII #carrierstrikegroup #CarrierStrike #NavalAviation #GROUPEX #JW202 #FlightDeck
New Photo essay on our website:

Jets on deck – HMS Queen Elizabeth embarks the largest number of F-35 Jets at sea so far #linkinbio 

#HMSQueenElizabeth #F35 #USMC #JetsastSea #FastJets #LightningII #carrierstrikegroup #CarrierStrike #NavalAviation #GROUPEX #JW202 #FlightDeck
Scenic #Scottish scenery for #HMSSpey on sea trials.

#OPV #Scotland #Loch #RoyalNavy #Bow
#HMSSabre and #HMSScimitar being loaded onboard MV Anvil Point in Gibraltar this morning for return to UK - and hopefully further service in the RN

#Gibraltar #RoyalNavy #PatrolBoats #mvanvilpoint #RoRo #Crane #boatsonships 

Via Daniel Ferro
Welcome home #HMSArgyll

Gun salute as she passes #PlymouthHoe on her way into Devonport this morning after 196 days away on deployment in the Gulf. 

#Homecoming #Type23Frigate #RoyalNavy #Plymouth #GunSalute #Gunfire #SalutingGun #WelcomeHome #HMNBDevonport 

Via: Kevin Kelway
#HMSTrent exercised with Cypriot defence forces last week.

#RoyalNavy #OPV #Cyprus #NavalExercise  #meditteranean
Looking after the LPDs…

#HMSBulwark was moved from the basin into number 8 dry dock dock at #Devonport yesterday to begin phase 2 of her upkeep period.

#devonportdockyard #HMNBDevonport #Babcock #DryDock #shipmaintenance #Docking #tugboat #Plymouth #Basin #Dock #AssaultShip #LPD #RoyalNavy
UK and #USMC F-35Bs took off from RAF Marham today to join #HMSQueenElizabeth in the North Sea.

Carrier Strike #GROUPEX and #JW202 to be conducted off NW Scotland and runs until mid October.

#F35 #LightningII #FastJet #CombatAir #CarrierStrike #NavalAviation #RAFMarham #Jet #TakeFff #jetsatsea
#HMSArgyll arrives in #PlymouthSound this evening after 196 days away from the UK  deployed in the Gulf #Kipion 

Due to come alongside in Devonport tomorrow 0930

via RFA Nostalgia

#Type23Frigate #RoyalNavy #Plymouth #Homecoming #endofdeployment #WelcomeHome #hmnbdevonport
#HMSEcho outbound from Plymouth this morning heading for Portsmouth.

#HMSRichmond at anchor in the distance. 

#RoyalNavy #SurveyShip #SurveyVessel #HydrographicSurvey #PlymouthSound #Type23Frigate #FOST

via @plymouthdevonuk
#Wildcat helicopter of #847NAS delivers underslung load to #RFALymeBay as she departs from #Gibraltar today

#wildcatah1 #FleetAirArm #FlyNavy #CHF #RoyalMarines #RoyalFleetAuxiliary #rubbshelter #Flightdeck #auxiliaryship
#HMSAlbion departs #Gibraltar this morning in company with #RFALymeBay

#RoyalNavy #therockofgibraltar #BayofGibraltar #Assualtship #Flagship #LRGX
The 5th batch II OPV #hmsspey on initial sea trials in the #Clyde

#opv #RoyalNavy #riverclassopv #scotland #shipbuilding #seatrials #newship 

Via HMS Mersey
#rfalymebay alongside in #gibraltar 

#whiteensign flown from #hmsalbion in the foreground 

#RoyalFleetAuxiliary #RoyalNavy #LRGX 

via @daviation_photography
#hmsqueenelizabeth into the #solent 

#Hovercraft #Wellwishers #Departure #GROUPEX #JW202 #RoyalNavy #
And they are off...

#hmsqueenelizabeth. sails from Portsmouth for Carrier Strike #GROUPEX this afternoon 
#JW202 

Via PortsmouthProud

#aircraftcarrier #portsmouth #RoyalNavy #carriersrike #carrierstrikegroup #navalexercise #melinhelicopter #harbour #departure #jointwarrior
AH1 Wildcat of #847NAS takes off from #RFALymeBay off #gibraltar

#RoyalNavy #RoyalFleetAuxiliary #wildcathelicopter #commandohelicopterforce #takeoff
#HMSTrent has now completed her second patrol on #NATO security operations in the #Mediterranean #SeaGuardian

#OPV #Stern #PatrolShip #MaritimeSecurity #easternmediterranean #RoyalNavy
#HMSSevern at sea - note the additional cabin on the quarterdeck for navigation training

#OPV #RoyalNavy #aerialphotography #PatrolVessel #navigationtrainingship #navigationtraining
🇩🇪 #GermanNavy submarine FGS U33 outbound from Plymouth this morning.

Via: Kevin Kelway

#deutchmarine #Uboat #Submarine #SSK #conventionalsubmarine #PlymouthSound #Tug #sercotugs #FOST #Devonport #NATO
#HMSNorthumberland outbound from #Devonport this morning shortly to join Carrier Strike #GROUPEX

#Plymouth #hamoaze #Type23Frigate #RoyalNavy 

Via RFA Nostalgia
First stop for the Littoral Response Group (Experimental) #LRGX deployment - #HMSAlbion #RFALymeBay and #HMSDragon arrive in Gibraltar 🇬🇮 

#RoyalNavy #flagship #Type45Destroyer #RoyalFleetAuxiliary #gibraltar #mediteranean 

Video: MoD Gibraltar
#RFALymeBay joins HMS Albion - entering #Gibraltar this morning.

#RoyalFleetAuxiliary #LRGX #Harbour #mediterranean 

Via Alfred C Pizarro
#HMSAlbion arriving in #Gibraltar this morning 

#LRGX #FlagShip #AssaultShip #logisticstop 

via @daviation_photography
#HMSQueenElizabeth and  #HMSAlbion met up off the South coast earlier this week while they were preparing for #GROUPEX #LRGX 

#passex #salute #Workup #SouthCoast #RoyalNavy #Flagship #AircraftCarrier #EnglishChannel #AssaultShip
HMS Scott arrives for a rare visit to Portsmouth this afternoon.

She will host a number of events including VIP visits before conducting a routine watch handover and returning to sea to continue tasking.

#SurveyVessel #RoyalNavy #Portsmouth #oceansurveyvessel #Hydrography #oceanography
New naval aviators qualified to fly Merlin Mk4s with 846 Naval Air Squadron hold passing out ceremony #RNASYeovilton 

#fleetairarm #Junglies #commandohelicopterforce #NewPilots #Aircrew #Parade #passingoutparade #RoyalMarines #MerlinHelicopter #Hangar
#HMSTrent and USS Winston S. Churchill train together in the Eastern Mediterranean. 9/9/2020

The Churchill is the only USN vessel to have an RN officer assigned permanently in honour of the ship’s namesake.  Lt. Cameron Fisher is currently serving a two-year tour of duty.

#OPV #RoyalNavy #usnavy #usswinstonschurchill #Destroyer #arlieghburke #eastermediterranean #transatlanticpartnership #NATO #operationseaguardian

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