Final section of new aircraft carrier will arrive at shipyard

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THE huge aft island of HMS Queen Elizabeth will arrive in Rosyth today to join the rest of the ship.

The 750-tonne section, known as Upper Block 14, was constructed in 90 weeks by Aircraft Carrier Alliance workers at the BAE Systems shipyard in Scotstoun.

The aft island houses HMS Queen Elizabeth’s air traffic control systems and will be the centre of all on-board flight operations.

It is the final section to make the journey to the Rosyth assembly site.

Aircraft Carrier Alliance programme director Ian Booth said: ‘The arrival of the aft island is a massive milestone in the assembly of HMS Queen Elizabeth.

‘Seeing this section arrive at Rosyth is a proud moment.’