PICTURES: Final preparations before HMS Queen Elizabeth sails out

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HMS Queen Elizabeth was a hive of activity today as she prepared for her first sea trial.

Final preparations were made at Rosyth Dockyard in Dunfermline ahead of the ship's planned departure.

The flight desk of HMS Queen Elizabeth

The flight desk of HMS Queen Elizabeth

Pictures are by Press Association photographer Jane Barlow.