HMS Queen Elizabeth: Royal Navy carrier releases video showing how crew created amazing Remembrance Day image

A video has been released showing how crew on board HMS Queen Elizabeth created a stunning tribute to mark Remembrance Day.

Monday, 11th November 2019, 5:05 pm
Updated Monday, 11th November 2019, 5:06 pm
Picture tweeted by HMS Queen Elizabeth, November 9, 2019

Personnel from the Royal Navy, RAF and the army came together to create the spectacular image – which included the words ‘Lest We Forget’, and the F-35 jets being arranged in the shape of a poppy.

It came as the nation marked Remembrance Sunday, paying tribute to those who have lost their lives during conflicts across the world.

The image had a great response on social media, with the picture being ‘liked’ more than 8,000 times on the HMS Queen Elizabeth's Twitter page.

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The post was also shared nearly 7,000 times after being published on The News’ Facebook page.

Today a time-lapse video was shared on the carrier’s Twitter page showing how they created the eye-catching spectacle.

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It shows personnel gathering on the ship’s deck and carefully arranging themselves to form the words.

A tweet said: ‘All of us here on #WESTLANT19 are grateful for & humbled by your support for our main Remembrance image, captured here onboard HMS Queen Elizabeth.

‘Here is a timelapse video, showing how we achieved it. Blink and you'll miss the helo taking the photo! #WeWillRememberThem’

The aircraft carrier is away at the moment on Westlant19, an exercise in the north Atlantic which has involved a trip to America. She is due home to Portsmouth in December, while her sister ship HMS Prince of Wales has started her first sea trials.