HMS Queen Elizabeth: Frigate escorting carrier set for US display

AIRCRAFT carrier HMS Queen Elizabeth's escort is taking part in a US display.

Friday, 5th October 2018, 9:50 am
Updated Friday, 5th October 2018, 10:54 am
HMS Monmouth

Type 23 HMS Monmouth will join in the Maryland Fleet Week and the Baltimore Air Show. The frigate is supporting the Portsmouth-based carrier overseas in America.

Commander Will King, commanding officer of Monmouth, said: '˜I am delighted to be sailing HMS Monmouth to Baltimore to participate in Maryland Fleet Week.

'˜My sailors have been working hard to support HMS Queen Elizabeth as she conducts iconic first of class F-35B flying trials, and we are now thrilled to have the opportunity to show off the Black Duke to the people of Maryland.'

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HMS Monmouth

As reported, pilots conducting test flights with F35B Lightning jets landed on Queen Elizabeth at night this week after last week's historic first landing.