Ping pong on a flagship

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THE Royal Navy’s new flagship is ‘such a smooth ride’ sailors have been able to start up a new ping pong club.

The crew of HMS Queen Elizabeth have started the group in the bowels of the 65,000-tonne leviathan.

It the latest sporting additions to the ship, which boosts two, fully-equipped gyms.

Queen Elizabeth is tackling helicopter flight trials.