Supercarrier HMS Queen Elizabeth is heading to her home base via the western coast of the island of Great Britain.
While weather may change the date at short notice, HMS Queen Elizabeth will enter Portsmouth on Friday the 18th of August.
The time, according to some, will be 09:37am.
In preparation for HMS Queen Elizabeth becoming operational, more than 60 personnel have been fighting a series of high tempo warfighting challenges as part of a NATO maritime exercise off the coast of Scotland.
Embedded within the Nimitz class US carrier USS George H.W. Bush the UK personnel have been working with their US counterparts to hone their carrier strike skills ahead of the arrival of the Royal Navy’s new aircraft carrier HMS Queen Elizabeth.
The war games, called Exercise Saxon Warrior, have seen the Commander of the UK Carrier Strike Group Commodore Andrew Betton and his team direct jets, firepower and personnel across the task group for the last ten days to ensure full readiness for the UK’s own carrier strike capability.
The vessel can be tracked here.
“We have enough frigates and destroyers to protect that task group. We will use coalition frigates and destroyers, but we have enough to deliver a sovereign task group.
Captain Kyd, HMS Queen Elizabeth’s Commanding Officer, said:
“HMS Queen Elizabeth is at the start of her journey to generate to full warfighting capability, but we are working hard to ready ourselves to take our place in operations and the line of battle alongside our closest allies.”