HMS Queen Elizabeth: Wildcat helicopter lands on Royal Navy carrier for the first time during US trip

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A Wildcat HMA2 helicopter has landed on the deck of HMS Queen Elizabeth for the first time.

The helicopter’s landing was completed during the Royal Navy carrier’s trip to the US for historic flight trials.

Picture: Royal Navy

Picture: Royal Navy

Pictures shared by the Royal Navy show the helicopter landing on the deck.

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The ship is being joined by HMS Monmouth during the trials as an escort.

It comes after six British sailors were arrested in Florida during a stop-off by the carrier.

Picture: Royal Navy

Picture: Royal Navy

Police said that two were tasered for resisting arrest, two were arrested for disorderly intoxication and one was caught trespassing on property.

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The carrier is now heading up the east coast of the US, where it conduct more trials and stop off in New York.

HMS Queen Elizabeth is expected to return to her home port of Portsmouth in December, and will become fully operational in 2021.

Picture: Royal Navy

Picture: Royal Navy

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