The awesome power of American warship USS George HW Bush

F18 Super Hornets on the flight deck of USS George H W Bush ''''''Picture: Mark Rutley
F18 Super Hornets on the flight deck of USS George H W Bush ''''''Picture: Mark Rutley
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.

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

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Thousands of people have flocked to see the world’s largest, and America’s newest, warship off the coast of Stokes Bay.

One of those lucky enough for a tour of USS George HW Bush was Mark Rutley from Fareham.

A commander of USS George H W Bush shares a joke with visitors to the warship.''                           Picture: Mark Rutley

A commander of USS George H W Bush shares a joke with visitors to the warship.'' Picture: Mark Rutley

The 60-year-old took dozens of photographs of the grey Goliath. Here are a few.

F18 Super Hornets swarm the flightdeck of USS George H W Bush in the Solent.'     'Picture: Mark Rutley

F18 Super Hornets swarm the flightdeck of USS George H W Bush in the Solent.' 'Picture: Mark Rutley

A bronze bust of president George H W Bush, after whom the warship is named            'Picture: Mark Rutley

A bronze bust of president George H W Bush, after whom the warship is named 'Picture: Mark Rutley

A commemorative plaque of George HW Bush ''Picture: Mark Rutley

A commemorative plaque of George HW Bush ''Picture: Mark Rutley

The enormous stern of USS George H W Bush    Picture: Mark Rutley

The enormous stern of USS George H W Bush Picture: Mark Rutley

The impressive main bridge of USS George H W Bush''Picture: Mark Rutley

The impressive main bridge of USS George H W Bush''Picture: Mark Rutley