IN PICTURES: The first major emergency training exercise on HMS Queen Elizabeth

Dozens of firefighters and paramedics joined the first major training exercise on the Royal Navy's new supercarrier.

Friday, 20th April 2018, 12:38 pm
Updated Friday, 20th April 2018, 12:41 pm
An exercise involving Hampshire emergency services has been held on board HMS Queen Elizabeth at HMNB Portsmouth. Hampshire Fire & Rescue Service, Hampshire Ambulance Hazardous Area Response Team (HART) and Portsmouth Naval Bases Emergency Response Team (ERT) were put through their paces on board the Royal Navys brand new aircraft carrier. The ship put together a realistic harbour fire exercise with training smoke and mock casualties to test their agencies in their response and in working together to combat an emergency on an extremely unfamiliar environment.

The teams were finding out what it takes to deal with an emergency on HMS Elizabeth, which is 280m long and weighs in at 65,000 tonnes.

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