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Tag: HMS Queen Elizabeth

  • Thursday, June 20th 2019 - 16:24 UTC

    Royal Navy appoints new First Sea Lord

    During his command, Adm Radakin will oversee HMS Queen Elizabeth deploying for the first time and the next of UK's carriers HMS Prince of Wales, enter service (Pic RN)

    Surrounded by family and watched by those at the head of the UK’s closest allies, Admiral Tony Radakin took over on Wednesday from Admiral Sir Philip Jones as Britain’s most senior sailor. The torch of Naval leadership changed hands as Admiral Jones stepped down after three years at the helm as First Sea Lord – and 41 years serving his nation.

  • Friday, March 8th 2019 - 09:02 UTC

    Royal Navy has a new Fleet Commander, Vice Admiral Jerry Kyd

    The ceremony took place on board HMS Queen Elizabeth, one of the RN’s two new carriers which VAdm Kyd recently led through her maiden F-35 fighter jet trials.

    The Royal Navy’s new Fleet Commander has been formally appointed with a ceremony on board HMS Queen Elizabeth in Portsmouth. Vice Admiral Jerry Kyd takes up the role from outgoing Fleet Commander Vice Admiral Ben Key who is to become the Chief of Joint Operations at PJHQ, Northwood.

  • Monday, October 29th 2018 - 08:04 UTC

    Cunard's flagship “Queen Mary 2” and HMS Queen Elizabeth meet in New York

    The rendezvous between the renowned vessels celebrates the special relationship between US and UK and their committed alliance

    Cunard’s flagship ocean liner Queen Mary 2 had a rare meeting in New York Harbor on Sunday and paid tribute to British Royal Navy aircraft carrier HMS Queen Elizabeth during the carrier’s first visit to the U.S. The rendezvous between these renowned vessels celebrates the special relationship between the United States and the United Kingdom and their committed alliance.

  • Monday, February 12th 2018 - 15:35 UTC

    “The Big Lizzie” calls at Gibraltar on maiden trip; she's scheduled to begin helicopter trials

    The 65,000-tonne future flagship, will be conducting a routine logistics stop having left her home in Portsmouth last week for helicopter trials.

    The Royal Navy’s new aircraft carrier HMS Queen Elizabeth arrived in Gibraltar for her first overseas port visit. As she sailed into port under close security escort, UK Defense Secretary Gavin Williamson highlighted the Rock’s strategic role for UK military operations.

  • Friday, December 8th 2017 - 00:13 UTC

    The Queen commissions UK's new aircraft carrier HMS Queen Elizabeth

    Her Majesty The Queen takes the salute at the commissioning of HMS Queen Elizabeth

    Queen Elizabeth II has commissioned the UK’s new aircraft carrier HMS Queen Elizabeth into the Royal Navy. The Queen spoke at a ceremony in Portsmouth’s naval base on Thursday morning, attended by Her Royal Highness Princess Anne, Defense Secretary Gavin Williamson and military chiefs.

  • Wednesday, November 23rd 2016 - 15:31 UTC

    Buckingham Palace to undergo US$ 455m renovation: not all taxpayers pleased to pay the bill

    The Palace defended the renovations as money wisely spent because of the tourists it attracts, including half a million people who tour the mansion each summer.

    Buckingham Palace will undergo a ten-year US$ 455 million renovation process set to begin in April and needed to prevent potentially catastrophic building failure. It will replace decades-old wiring, radiators and lead pipes that currently put the 775-room palace at risk for fire, flood and other dangers. Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth, who turned 90 in April, will stay in residence during the makeover.

  • Monday, April 27th 2015 - 06:47 UTC

    Britain commemorates Anzac Day and the centenary of the Gallipoli campaign

    The Queen lays the first wreath at the cenotaph

    ANZAC Day commemorations on Saturday began before sun rise with a poignant service of commemoration and reflection at London's Hyde Park Corner with HRH The Princess Royal. HRH The Duke of Edinburgh attended a Service of Remembrance led by the Gallipoli Association at St Paul’s Cathedral.