Britain’s high-readiness aircraft carrier, HMS Queen Elizabeth, will sail today for the Arctic Circle to support a secret multinational mission, the UK Defence Journal has learned.

The vessel is being deployed to act as an emergency landing option should “a classified cargo aircraft” require its usage.

We earlier reported that Typhoon jets will be deploying to the Arctic for what is intended to be a secret escort mission involving a cargo aircraft. We believe these deployments are related.

Speaking to NATO Admiral Feliz Navidad, we were told that this special cargo mission is being supported by both NATO and Russian assets. Other commentators have noted that the loading of provisions would be unusual as the craft is rumoured to be elf-sufficient and shouldn’t need anything else.

The Royal Navy told us:

“Part of HMS Queen Elizabeth’s previous trials involved the fitting of STOVL (Sleigh Take Off and Vixen Landing) equipment allowing for this kind of aircraft to land and take-off from the carrier.”

We understand that the undisclosed cargo is to be revealed nationwide on the morning of the 25th of this month, but only to good boys and girls.

According to Foreign Office spokesman Nicholas Cringle:

“We’ve received a request for assistance to support a multi-national air transport mission being launched from a currently undisclosed location within the Arctic Circle. As such, HMS Queen Elizabeth is being redirected to provide emergency provisions and a ‘back up’ option should the cargo aircraft involved need to land and refuel.”

This comes not long after it was announced that the Royal Air Force is on high alert this month in order to track cargo flights from the Arctic region.

RAF on alert due to upcoming Arctic cargo aircraft activity

An MoD spokesman, Noel Joy, had this to say:

“Interception is part of what the QRA force do. We have to identify and confirm who or what is flying through our airspace or approaching our airspace and since the craft appears at the same time each year, we have a fairly good idea who will be flying but we don’t take any chances.”

The Ministry of Defence used satellites with infra-red sensors to track the aircraft last time this happened, it is understood that the heat from an animals red nose was clearly visible and it was at this point RAF aircraft began escorting the bright red aircraft over every British city, town and village.

UPDATE: We understand the provisions HMS Queen Elizabeth has been loaded with include Brandy and small biscuits. Also, this is just a Christmas joke designed to brighten your day in case you haven’t yet realised. As a bit of fun, look for the comments saying ‘not so secret now!’ or ‘so secret it’s on social media!’ as they’re getting coal this year for not actually reading an article before sharing or commenting on it.

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George has a degree in Cyber Security from Glasgow Caledonian University and has a keen interest in naval and cyber security matters and has appeared on national radio and television to discuss current events. George is on Twitter at @geoallison
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Frank
Frank
1 month ago

Puts on Slippers, Pulls up Comfy Chair…. gets settled in to watch the festive spirit this will undoubtedly generate…… Lol…. It’s definitely Christmas now !!! Merry Christmas George and your team of fellow Shed Dwellers .

Simon
Simon
1 month ago

Jingle watch thanx UKDJ

Daniele Mandelli
Daniele Mandelli
1 month ago

A Merry Christmas to George, all the team at UKDJ, and to my friends and fellow commentators in the comments section.

Dan and Debbie x

Frank
Frank
1 month ago

Mate, It’s been a real laugh and a great pleasure to be a fellow commentator here all these years with you and so many others……. George has the best site anywhere in my humble opinion, long may it continue. Merry Christmas to you both. one day I’ll DM you mate…. see what I did there ? 😄

Daniele Mandelli
Daniele Mandelli
1 month ago
Reply to  Frank

😉

Pat Carroll
Pat Carroll
1 month ago

Hear hear! As a relative arrivé on this site please permit me to say UKDJ is a feast of excellent, informed and rational debate: long may it continue, best wishes to the ‘Regulars’ here for the festive season, you know who you are 😉

Pat Carroll
Pat Carroll
1 month ago
Reply to  Pat Carroll

Er, mostly rational, rest of message still applies!

Daniele Mandelli
Daniele Mandelli
1 month ago
Reply to  Pat Carroll

Depends how long you’ve been lurking! We have a lunatic side.

Daniele Mandelli
Daniele Mandelli
1 month ago
Reply to  Pat Carroll

Merry Christmas Pat.

Pat Carroll
Pat Carroll
1 month ago

Touché, Daniele. PS is UKDJ a registered ‘care in the community’ venue? Just asking, based on recent apparitions…

Daniele Mandelli
Daniele Mandelli
1 month ago
Reply to  Pat Carroll

Day visits only.

Pat Carroll
Pat Carroll
1 month ago

I’ll have them put up a sign at Reception 👌

Jonathan
Jonathan
1 month ago

Merry Christmas Daniele, I hope your new year is a good one.

Daniele Mandelli
Daniele Mandelli
1 month ago
Reply to  Jonathan

Thank you Jonathan. And a Merry Christmas to you and your family.

geoff
geoff
1 month ago

Good Morning Daniele and Debbie and the same to you, George and all the great lads on this wonderful site(are there any women here😉?) I hope you all have a peaceful Christmas and great New Year.
Cheers from one day hot,five days rainy Durban

Daniele Mandelli
Daniele Mandelli
1 month ago
Reply to  geoff

Morning my friend. Merry Christmas.
I can think of one, Ulya, the Russian lady, allegedly.

Frank
Frank
1 month ago
Reply to  geoff

There’s one in the Headquarters, She puts out some of these Articles and a Few appear on Facebook in the comments section.

Geoff Roach
Geoff Roach
1 month ago

Just spotted this Danielle. My daughter is a Deborah. Happy Christmas to you both. Have a good break. Stay safe my friend.😃

Daniele Mandelli
Daniele Mandelli
1 month ago
Reply to  Geoff Roach

And a happy Christmas to you my friend.
Debbie, “Busy Bee” I think it means?
Does she use the full name, Debbie, or just “Debs”?!

Geoff Roach
Geoff Roach
1 month ago

Yep. busy bee sums her up. She is Deborah at work mostly and Debs to everyone else. 🎅

Robert Blay
Robert Blay
1 month ago
Reply to  Geoff Roach

Merry Christmas Geoff. Have a good one pal 👍🎄

Robert Blay
Robert Blay
1 month ago

Merry Christmas mate. Have a cracking Christmas and New Year mate. All the very best to the family 🎄👍

Daniele Mandelli
Daniele Mandelli
1 month ago
Reply to  Robert Blay

Hi my friend. Thank you. Merry Christmas to you and your family.

John Hartley
John Hartley
1 month ago

Rudolf the red nose sailor, had a very shiny…….better stop there, or I won’t get any prezzies. Yo Ho Ho.

Jon
Jon
1 month ago
Reply to  John Hartley

Does Santa hand out synthetic sustainable coal to the bad boys and girls these days? You were pretty close to finding out. 😉

John
John
1 month ago

Do you have to do this every year? (Bah humbug accepted) – I’m on here to read the very topical defence news and the articles are already short and light – but still worth a read. These creaky gags are taking up space which could be filled with extant news. More detail please – less infantile giggles. Yes i’m a miserable old …….yes, Santa, elves and faries – YAWN.

Frank
Frank
1 month ago

Just WTF were you even trying to type there mate …… In all my years, I’ve never seen such a monumental Spell checker fail …… ?

Richard Andrews
Richard Andrews
1 month ago
Reply to  Frank

Hahahahahahaha!!!

DC647
DC647
1 month ago
Reply to  Frank

Sorry, but that WTF has just got you on Santa’s naughty list, Frank no pressies for you.

Frank
Frank
1 month ago
Reply to  DC647

WTF is very apt though… I still have no idea what the Author was trying to write… Any Ideas ?

DC647
DC647
1 month ago
Reply to  Frank

Nope, I hope you have a Merry Christmas and all the best for the New Year.

Frank
Frank
1 month ago
Reply to  DC647

Thanks mate, same to you……. Burried the Father In Law on Wednesday, It’s a somber Christmas for us again this year, another empty seat. He was Ex RAF and worked at Westlands for 40 years, a great character.

DC647
DC647
1 month ago
Reply to  Frank

Sorry about the bad news it’s a awful time for it to happen my father died Christmas eve 7 years ago, so I know what you and your family are going through. You take care and all my best to the family.

SailorBoy
SailorBoy
1 month ago

Err… What? Use twice as many words for at least 10 times the meaning

Trevor G
Trevor G
1 month ago
Reply to  SailorBoy

Reminds me of the game where you use the internet bot to translate a text from English into Japanese, then take that output and translate back to English. GIGO

SailorBoy
SailorBoy
1 month ago
Reply to  Trevor G

Google Translate at least knows how punctuation works, it doesn’t give you an enormous sentence.

Jacko
Jacko
1 month ago

Mmm cross purposes here QE to provide emergency landing and the RAF preparing to shoot him down!🤔

Asker of questions
Asker of questions
1 month ago

Punctuation please

Christopher
Christopher
1 month ago

In all your years lol what are ye 12

Daniele Mandelli
Daniele Mandelli
1 month ago

Que?

Trevor G
Trevor G
1 month ago

Someone been at the brandy a touch early this year?

SailorBoy
SailorBoy
1 month ago
Reply to  Trevor G

Good point
At first I thought he was just incompetent

Daniele Mandelli
Daniele Mandelli
1 month ago

Que?

Nick C
Nick C
1 month ago

I think it’s a badly programmed bot, or way too much brandy?

SailorBoy
SailorBoy
1 month ago

Err… @GeorgeAllison? His inability to type was funny earlier, this isnt

Frank
Frank
1 month ago

See you later lol !!!!!😂

Frank
Frank
1 month ago

Ha…. don’t you just love the lack of intelligence of some members on here ?😁

Christopher
Christopher
1 month ago

More ppl sgainst dublin ppl like them no 1 likes u starts ends canterbury

Christopher
Christopher
1 month ago

I mean away chase down women children Venezuela are you affraid they have gundog you prefer your victims as helpless like a bird brain

Christopher
Christopher
1 month ago

If you can imagine something really old creeping about

Frank
Frank
1 month ago
Reply to  Christopher

Christ, I haven’t laughed this much since the days of Herodotus…..😂

Nick C
Nick C
1 month ago
Reply to  Frank

Could the word you are groping for be “plonker”?

Frank
Frank
1 month ago
Reply to  Nick C

Well yes, and many other names could be applied.

Daniele Mandelli
Daniele Mandelli
1 month ago
Reply to  Frank

Careful, there might be a second coming.

Frank
Frank
1 month ago

Ha, he was rather ermmm, how can I put it !!!!

Daniele Mandelli
Daniele Mandelli
1 month ago
Reply to  Frank

He loathed your idea of HMS C PW at Gib with Mr Bell at the “Bellend”

Frank
Frank
1 month ago

Humour evades some peoples brains, It’s usually hidden behind the enormous Ego. 😎

Frank
Frank
1 month ago

am actually beside myself now just how long will this carry on for lol….. Ambulance on the way, I hope they can stich up my sides for the Christmas get together….. 😂😂😂

farouk
farouk
1 month ago

Looks like the Ukrainians were on the look out for Santa as well, they have just shot down three (yes three) SU 34s in one go. Russians have admitted the loss of one

lonpfrb
lonpfrb
1 month ago
Reply to  farouk

Slava Ukraine! 🇺🇦
Slava Heroyam! 🎄
#StandWithUkraine 🇺🇲 🇬🇧 🇩🇪 🇨🇦 🇩🇰 🇫🇮 🇳🇴 🇸🇪 🇫🇷

farouk
farouk
1 month ago

Just want to wish everybody a Merry Ramadan or is it Eid, and if it is Eid which one? Here’s to a big fat feller popping up your chimney on Sunday evening/Monday morning and leaving you with a huge smile on your face. Me, I’m about to open a bottle of Leffe and settle down to watch episode 4 of Reacher.

Muddyfunster
Muddyfunster
1 month ago
Reply to  farouk

The amazon version of Reacher so much better than the Tom Cruise attempt excellent books and great tv. Enjoy the Leffe I’m just out to meet up with work mates for a Christmas tipple.

DH
DH
1 month ago
Reply to  farouk

👍 👌.

geoff
geoff
1 month ago
Reply to  farouk

😆Salaams Farouk from Durban

terence patrick hewett
terence patrick hewett
1 month ago

Stay off the James Joyce.

Christopher
Christopher
1 month ago

I would seriously refrain the mccans from talking to me seriously look ppk no 1 likes u greek wine drinking piss

Christopher
Christopher
1 month ago

Don’t be bombarding me where my email is full of London peadeo offensive talk from legal aid scroungers posing as barristers ok

Christopher
Christopher
1 month ago

We all have our version of our lingo we created ill not be talked to by poofs refuse acknowledge facts like 1800s america vikings crawling coast line with no explanation but a constant annoying message from agent Smith you know I mean see that said it really is just offensive and childish greek poof rapist

Christopher
Christopher
1 month ago

I have a history very successfully 1 in the family of bearing wankers in wars ur mouth bout leave u another 1

Christopher
Christopher
1 month ago

Deadly serious not firt time for trojans greek piss

Christopher
Christopher
1 month ago

Well then if we can’t sail it are we not just the pawns in the game of a guy in first person mode staring at a map

John Hartley
John Hartley
1 month ago
Reply to  Christopher

Do you write the Ikea instructions for assembling furniture?

Geoff Roach
Geoff Roach
1 month ago

Hi George. I see you’re still “floating” this story about “aliens” in the north. May you have a shipshape merry Christmas and a happy and prosperous new year.

Aaron
Aaron
1 month ago

Got me again this year!😃😃😃🤣

Will
Will
1 month ago

Someone get rid of that ‘Christopher’ in the comments; it seems the local loony bin is missing a patient!

Geoff Roach
Geoff Roach
1 month ago
Reply to  Will

S.N.P. defence spokes gender it ?

Crabfat
Crabfat
1 month ago

Does anyone remember Professor Stanley Unwin?

Hi ho and a jolly welcode to all you surfwide’n interwebber lopers. Here beholdy manifold things Stanley Unwinmost – all deep joy and thorkus for great laugh’n tittery. O yes

Happy Christlode!

DH
DH
1 month ago
Reply to  Crabfat

Ahahaha, absolutely brill Crabfat. 👍👍😂, seasons greetings to y’all at ukdj, near and far. The ancient matelot’s getting plugged in. Back to me hole 🕳️🔙🙏🎅

BobP
BobP
1 month ago

Congratulations George your fantasy has been quoted in The Daily Express. Anyhow Merry Xmas to you and your regular members….

Dan MacInnes
Dan MacInnes
1 month ago

Good job!
Merry Christmas To All!🎄

Christopher
Christopher
1 month ago

Normally I’d say it’s not nice play away from the support countries arms but in diplomacy style of cricket v Rome part 1. But they will understand a smart strategic move your situstion the game plan the sea control the way of saying we can protect shipping and striking a trade deal have exectly what you need close exectly what you want id ask again about aid but point out how effective the missles are etc and promise to comity to future arms deals you know you will committed to lose 100.00 billion funding tho I don’t actully know if… Read more »

Christopher
Christopher
1 month ago

Fyi no shed 3 story 1 bedroom flat bit style garden furniture type none that just attacked by these ppl personally involved been years now man I’m chris ever see platoon dance gook jet black hair buck teeth black gold you know I mean hear sound make window know smell when the attack will come its that fuvking bad

Christopher
Christopher
1 month ago

I’m deadly serious I know at assult or assets coning by them weirdos my shop I shit you not morons just straight in there half way pitty full but there dick heads can’t help but hate them I might be considered same have that fucking madness attach it’s self to you could write them like a book been at it with them so long. Never qurrell with 1 enemy too long you will only teach him your art of war

Jonathan
Jonathan
1 month ago

The Christmas tradition continues, happy Christmas UKDJ team and Thank-you for all the great content..and happy Christmas to all the commentators..those I agree with and those I don’t. Let’s all hope for a little bit more peace on earth (obviously sustained by a strong military). Happy Christmas all.

Jonathan
Jonathan
1 month ago

This reminds me of a YouTube channel my kids watch
, she is a singer who runs songs through Google Translate in a few languages..then singing what pops out on YouTube..I think she calls her channel twisted translations…I would suggest it for some Christmas family fun…honestly it’s really funny and can be enjoyed by all generations together.

geoff
geoff
1 month ago

More Klonkie-Geseende Kersfees!

FormerUSAF
FormerUSAF
1 month ago

Does the Jolly Old Elf require cats and traps to operate from QNLZ, or has the RN taught him the intricacies of SRVL landings? 🤔😉

In any event, best wishes to all for a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year! 😊

Frank
Frank
1 month ago

Dear Santa…. Please can you provide the UKDJ site with a “Block” button… It would get a lot of use particularly on this latest Thread, signed Frank aged 12 (apparently)

Geoff Roach
Geoff Roach
1 month ago

My apologies to any one I haven’t replied to the last few days. The magic box crashed and it’s taken six days to get it back on line. No doubt the new year will bring a full share of ups and downs as well but meanwhile a very MERRY CHRISRMAS to everybody connected to UKDJ. Sometimes the news is frustrating and sometimes good but it’s always worth taking part. 🎅🍗🍾😋

Christopher
Christopher
1 month ago

US aid debate pushed to 2024 as Ukraine continues to battle Russian drones
US Senate debate on new aid will run into the new year, despite Kyiv push for urgency. Thats the stuff joe I thought yas compromise 1 last bit of defense spending you know it makes sense im confident and when as a leader you make them sorts of decisions because there smart you get respect ppl react in such ways to strong positive decisions

Christopher
Christopher
1 month ago

A death savant A th arche type

Frank
Frank
1 month ago
Reply to  Christopher

Bring back Jim…. 😂

Christopher
Christopher
1 month ago

Menu AP Logo Show Search Israel-Hamas war AP News Quiz Holiday COVID spike Prague mass shooting Trump legal issues WORLD NEWS Ukrainian drone video provides a grim look at casualties as Russian troops advance toward Avdiivka In this screen grab from a video taken on Wednesday, Dec. 6, 2023 by the BUAR done unit of the 110th Mechanized Brigade, bodies of presumably Russian soldiers lie scattered along tree line in Stepove village, near Avdiivka, Ukraine. (Ukrainian 110th mechanized brigade via AP) In this screen grab from a video taken on Wednesday, Dec. 6, 2023 by the BUAR done unit of… Read more »

James Watt
James Watt
1 month ago

Well done R. Navy and Air Force. Merry Christmas to all the allied service men and women all over the world and may PEACE reign over our world very soon…