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The view from the sky as HMS Queen Elizabeth entered Portsmouth for the first time today.
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On Wednesday the Royal Navy's newest aircraft carrier, HMS Queen Elizabeth (R08), arrived at her home port in Portsmouth, England. The £3 billion vessel ($3.8 billion) is the second British warship to bear the name "Queen Elizabeth" in honor of Queen Elizabeth I (technically the third, however the second ship was never built). The first warship to bear the name, however, was a double-war veteran.

Construction on the first HMS Queen Elizabeth (pictured) began in October 1913 & she was the lead ship in the new line of Queen Elizabeth-class battleships. She was completed and entered active service in January 1915. A couple of months later she was sent to the Dardanelles to participate in the operation at Gallipoli (being the sole dreadnought involved in the battle) where she served as the flagship for General Ian Hamilton, commander of the Mediterranean Expeditionary Force (MEF), during the initial invasion on April 25th.

She was withdrawn from the fight after the sinking of HMS Goliath on May 12, 1915, upon which she joined the Grand Fleet's 5th Battle Squadron. She was undergoing maintenance by the time the Battle of Jutland occurred in May/June 1916, & therefore missed it.

Between the two world wars Queen Elizabeth served as the Atlantic Fleet's flagship in the early 1920s & underwent construction twice; once during the latter half of that decade & again around the time of the start of World War 2. Upon completion of her second construction job in 1941, Queen Elizabeth rejoined the Mediterranean Fleet and covered the evacuation of Crete in June of that year. She received heavy damage from mines and Italian "frogmen" in December 1941 and thus was recalled for repairs. She underwent temporary repairs in Alexandria dry dock in June 1942 then sailed to Norfolk Naval Yard in the United States where she had full repairs from September 1942 to June 1943. After repairs Queen Elizabeth was sent to the Home Fleet in July, & in December left for the Eastern Fleet in the Pacific, which she joined in January 1945. Up until the end of the war in August she took part in numerous raids against Japanese bases in the Dutch East Indies. She was eventually scrapped in July 1948.

UK-French team complete joint command of CTF150 in Indian Ocean.

A team comprising British and French naval personnel has successfully completed the joint command of Combined Maritime Forces' (CMF) Combined Task Force 150 (CTF150). CTF150 has been established to fight terrorism, stop trafficking and offer security, and is part of a multinational effort that operates in an area spanning over two million square miles, covering the Gulf of Aden, Gulf of Oman, Arabian Sea, Red Sea, and the Northern Indian Ocean.

The UK-led, Bahrain-based command team is made up of 24 British and French sailors, and has conducted a series of counter-terror missions over the last five months.

It has also dealt with drug trafficking and arms smuggling in the Indian Ocean.

UK, French, US and Australian warships carried out a total of eight drugs busts inside the area of operation, with the British Royal Navy Type 23 frigate HMS Monmouth alone destroying 265kg of heroin and 455kg of hashish. "The UK and France are continuing to build on our historic defence relationship as we work to tackle terror on the global scale." The UK-French team are scheduled to pass on command to the Pakistan Navy this month.

A team of British and French personnel commanded by a Royal Navy officer will then resume control of CTF150 in 2019.

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To celebrate #WorldPhotographyDay we asked military photographer Petty Officer Owen Cooban to pick a favourite image from his career. “This photo was taken during my time off the coasts of Somalia conducting anti-piracy operations. I was onboard HMS Chatham at the time which was my third ship of the year. I spent far more time in the air during this trip and got to know the aircrew very well. I asked to cover this manoeuvre which isn’t done normally and is very difficult to do in a Lynx helicopter. It was a shot I’ve wanted to do for many years but had not been able to achieve. I still look at the image now and wish the ship was larger and more central in the photograph but as you can imagine you don’t have long to get this type of shot. A good photographer will always find ways to improve his work, no shot is perfect!” See more of PO Owen Cooban's images here: https://goo.gl/CLYxNu #worldphotoday #worldphotography #worldphotographyday📷 #worldphotos #royalnavy #navy #ship #lynxhelicopter #military #armedforces #milstagram

Fairey Gannet ECM-6 XG797, giving some focus to what some consider an ugly duckling, can anyone think of a more complicated wing fold? taken while on hanger wanders at Flying Legends 2017 for #dailythemetag #fun_focus_friday with @nicksglasseye
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The Prince of Wales (known as The Duke of Rothesay when in Scotland), takes the salute during the Royal Edinburgh Military Tattoo at @EdinburghCastle .
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View from Haslar Marina of HMS Queen Elizabeth coming into Portsmouth Harbour. Epic scenes! #qnlzatsea #qnlzinportsmouth #royalnavy #carrierhome

The old Warrior "Standing Friday Guard" #rnasyeovilton #Wessex5 Have a great weekend all! #fleetairarm #flynavy #heritage #royalnavy #history #military #chf #avgeek #friday #royalnavyreserves #weekend Phot Guy Pool

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Mrs May making a speech and pressing the Royal Navy onboard 'HMS Queen Elizabeth' as it arrived in Plymouth on 16/08/17. 🇬🇧 #defence #uk #royalnavy #primeminister #plymouth #queenelizabeth #hms #british #theresamay thequeen #aircraftcarrier #army #warship #britain

Primeminister Theresa May visiting 'HMS Queen Elizabeth' Aircraft Carrier in Plymouth on 16/08/17. 🇬🇧 #defence #uk #royalnavy #primeminister #plymouth #queenelizabeth #hms #british #theresamay thequeen #aircraftcarrier #army #warship #britain

The selfie that made #thetimes newspaper. One of the best days in my career, being part of of the crew that brought in #hmsqueenelizabeth to #portsmouth for the first time. #RoyalNavy #proudtoserve Credit @ben___stevens

Primeminister Theresa May speaking to the Royal Navy's crewman onboard 'HMS Queen Elizabeth' as it arrived in Plymouth on 16/08/17. 🇬🇧 #defence #uk #royalnavy #primeminister #plymouth #queenelizabeth #hms #british #theresamay thequeen #aircraftcarrier #army #warship #britain

I love this photo (📷 @echolaliclady) because it is real life. So often, as mothers, no one takes our picture. In this photo I am #breastfeeding my 2.5 year old, with my eldest two sat beside me, my husband is away; because he's in the #royalnavy and I am a #militarywife, and yet, this photo is how we are. Making the most of our quiet times together. Hands up if you are in my #tribe #parenting #behindthescenes #behindcloseddoors #reallife #motheringjourney #mothersoftheworld

Most people know about the Generation 1 RAF Seiko chronograph with the amazing 7a28 movement, but how many of you know that there was a Royal Navy version of the watch? Swipe right to have a look.
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