HMS Queen Elizabeth has sailed from Portsmouth and is heading to Scotland. Sister ship HMS Prince of Wales also recently left Portsmouth and is heading for the Arctic.

The Royal Navy say here that HMS Queen Elizabeth will return to Glen Mallen on the Clyde in Scotland for a routine logistics visit and also hopes to visit Liverpool on her return leg to Portsmouth at the end of the month.

The Royal Navy said the warship is returning to sea to carry out vital training and exercises to keep her ready for operations.

“During this short stint at sea, training will focus on individual, team and whole ship exercises as well as working with commando-carrying Merlin helicopters from RNAS Yeovilton-based 846 Naval Air Squadron. The ship will be conducting further exercises and training later in the year as the carrier is kept at very high readiness to deploy anywhere in the world at a moment’s notice.”

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