HMS Queen Elizabeth Sets Sail

HMS Queen Elizabeth
30 August 2019

Britain's largest-ever warship has set sail from Portsmouth, where she was waved off by hundreds of onlookers. 

HMS Queen Elizabeth leaving Portsmouth

HMS Queen Elizabeth, a £3 billion aircraft carrier, is sailing to the east coast of the United States where her crew will work alongside the US Navy for operational testing of British F-35B Lightning jets.

Since 2016, the Royal Navy and Royal Marines Charity have provided over £150,000 of grants to HMS Queen Elizabeth. Mess improvements, as well as special events such as families days and Christmas lunches are just a few examples of where RNRMC funding has helped enhance the quality of life for the Ship's crew and their families.

RNRMC flag being waved

HMS Queen Elizabeth leaving Portsmouth