OT - the new RN aircraft carriers
- From today's RN e-news:
"The construction of the Armed Forces' new aircraft carriers pressed forward today as Her Royal Highness the Princess Royal performed the steel cutting for the first of the Queen Elizabeth aircraft carriers at BVT Surface Fleet's shipyard in Govan, Glasgow.
Today's ceremony marked the start of the manufacture of the Royal Navy's largest ever warships. Together with the Joint Strike Fighter (JSF) aircraft and the brand new Type 45 destroyers, they will form the cornerstone of Britain's future ability to jointly project air power worldwide from land or sea at a time and place of UK's choosing."
There was some discussion a while ago on whether the two new aircraft carriers would ever be built. Seems they will...