People watch on as the Royal Navy aircraft carrier HMS Queen Elizabeth sails into the Solent after leaving Portsmouth harbour

HMS Queen Elizabeth: 23 best photos as Royal Navy carrier departs Portsmouth for F-35 flight trials

HMS Queen Elizabeth has waved goodbye to Portsmouth once again.

Friday, 24th January 2020, 2:40 pm
Updated Friday, 24th January 2020, 3:55 pm

It feels like only yesterday that the Royal Navy carrier was arriving back home but she sailed out of HMNB Portsmouth this morning. She will carry out flight trials of the F-35 stealth jet in British waters as preparations continue for her first operational deployment in 2021. Here are our best photos of her departure.

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