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HMS Queen Elizabeth Deploys to th Arctic

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HMS Queen Elizabeth Deploys to th Arctic

Post by Snoop 95 » Mon Dec 09, 2019 9:22 am

This is an intriguing article about HMS QE being about to deploy to the Arctic Ocean as a stand-by relief landing for a "cargo aircraft". As the title says it is all very secretive, but the first thing that occurs to me is that, having no arrester system, the said aircraft must either be a helicopter, or have a very short landing capability or perhaps be a seaplane, or a sliegh.
Anyone know more?
https://ukdefencejournal.org.uk/hms-que ... t-mission/
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Re: HMS Queen Elizabeth Deploys to th Arctic

Post by Doughnut » Mon Dec 09, 2019 9:25 am

Ho ! Ho ! Ho !

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Re: HMS Queen Elizabeth Deploys to th Arctic

Post by Snoop 95 » Mon Dec 09, 2019 9:28 am

Someone with a sense of humour in UKDR.

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Re: HMS Queen Elizabeth Deploys to th Arctic

Post by bizfreeq » Mon Dec 09, 2019 10:55 am

Is there provision for livestock aboard?
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Re: HMS Queen Elizabeth Deploys to th Arctic

Post by Unknown74 » Mon Dec 09, 2019 4:40 pm

As long as they have a good provision on Carrots, Water and whatever soft drinks and food a sleigh driver has.

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Re: HMS Queen Elizabeth Deploys to th Arctic

Post by Nighthawke » Mon Dec 09, 2019 7:04 pm

Sherry and mince pies are typical fare :lol:

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Re: HMS Queen Elizabeth Deploys to th Arctic

Post by Yammer » Mon Dec 09, 2019 8:44 pm

May or may not be related 24sqn posted a photo on Twitter of one our their Hercules in Norway today. Forward supply maybe. Maybe.
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Re: HMS Queen Elizabeth Deploys to th Arctic

Post by TonyO » Mon Dec 09, 2019 9:17 pm

This is almost as good as the spotter who asked for a serial of a F-104 on a pole in Germany. He said it was signposted near "Ausfahrt".

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Re: HMS Queen Elizabeth Deploys to th Arctic

Post by TomG » Mon Dec 16, 2019 2:16 pm

TonyO wrote:
Mon Dec 09, 2019 9:17 pm
This is almost as good as the spotter who asked for a serial of a F-104 on a pole in Germany. He said it was signposted near "Ausfahrt".
Haven't seen that one although I have seen the one near Eingang!

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Re: HMS Queen Elizabeth Deploys to th Arctic

Post by Unknown74 » Mon Dec 23, 2019 9:42 pm

Is HMS Queen Elizabeth equipped to receive the NORAD Santa Tracker for this?

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