Pictures show HMS Queen Elizabeth returns home to Portsmouth

HMS Queen Elizabeth has arrived home in Portsmouth.
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The Royal Navy aircraft carrier and future fleet flagship has been away at sea for 10 weeks.

During this latest outing she has completed trials with the Britain’s new stealth jets.

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The mighty 65,000-tonne warship has underwent a variety of tests ahead of her first operational mission next year.

Pictures show HMS Queen Elizabeth sailing back into Portsmouth Harbour this morning.

You can also watch our live video of the carrier returning home embedded in this article.

She will remain alongside at Portsmouth Naval Base for the next few weeks ahead before resuming carrier strike training later this year.

HMS Queen Elizabeth arrives in Portsmouth on July 2 2020. Picture: Sarah StandingHMS Queen Elizabeth arrives in Portsmouth on July 2 2020. Picture: Sarah Standing
HMS Queen Elizabeth arrives in Portsmouth on July 2 2020. Picture: Sarah Standing
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It’s anticipated that F-35 jets from the US Marine Corps’ (USMC) 3rd Marine Aircraft Wing will land on Queen Elizabeth during the next phase of training.

A squadron of American aviators will deploy with the aircraft carrier alongside a British squadron when she sets sail as part of a UK carrier group, made up of destroyers, frigates, support vessels and a submarine.

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HMS Queen Elizabeth arrives in Portsmouth on July 2 2020. Picture: Sarah StandingHMS Queen Elizabeth arrives in Portsmouth on July 2 2020. Picture: Sarah Standing
HMS Queen Elizabeth arrives in Portsmouth on July 2 2020. Picture: Sarah Standing

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