Carrier Strike Group 2021 - CSG21

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Pelican wrote: Thu Nov 25, 2021 9:49 pm HMS QNLZ due to come alongside in Mallorca for visit - at anchor awaiting cruise ships to depart from the berth.

https://twitter.com/NavyLookout/status/ ... 74/photo/1
HMS QNLZ's arrival in Palma. Time for some rest and relaxation for the Ship’s Company.

Short video at - https://twitter.com/HMSQNLZ/status/1464192247298244613
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Snap Happy........The Ship's Company of HMS DIAMOND, pictured from our helicopter in the Eastern Mediterranean as we continue to transit West.

See - https://twitter.com/hmsdiamond/status/1 ... 49/photo/1

DIAMOND at Souda Bay earlier this week.
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US, UK, and Japanese aircraft carriers are training together in the Pacific. Here's how their 'big decks' stack up

In recent weeks, US Navy ships have worked with other navies during exercises in the Pacific.
The exercises have seen US aircraft carriers sail with their British and Japanese counterparts.
Their drills are part of an effort to develop interoperability — and a demonstration to China.

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HNLMS Evertsen
Our last port visit during this deployment has ended. We’ve left Palma the Mallorca this morning. We are heading HOME.
See - https://twitter.com/HNLMS_Evertsen/stat ... 5196112899


HMS Defender
We’re alongside in Barcelona!
See - https://twitter.com/HMSDefender/status/ ... 7537074180


HMS Diamond
Hola! DIAMOND enjoyed a productive short pitstop in the lovely city of Alicante, Spain as we continue to head west.
See - https://twitter.com/hmsdiamond/status/1 ... 4484367360
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CSG21 HOMEWARD BOUND

HMS Richmond arriving in Gibraltar this afternoon - https://twitter.com/NavyLookout/status/ ... 9022657554

HMS QNLZ visiting Rota Naval Base, Spain today - likley offloading USMC personnel and equipment - https://twitter.com/NavyLookout/status/ ... 5826034689

Q.E. Coming alongside in Rota - https://twitter.com/NavyLookout/status/ ... 9657779213

RFA Tidespring first CSG21 vessel home - arrived back in Portland today.
136 days at sea, steamed 43,136 nautical miles, supplied 58 million litres of diesel fuel, 14 million litres of avaition fuel, 169,000 litres of fresh water.
https://twitter.com/NavyLookout/status/ ... 4112968704
And - https://www.royalnavy.mod.uk/news-and-l ... deployment
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HMS Kent arrives in Gibraltar this morning - joining RFA Fort Victoria and HMS Richmond.
HMS Scott at anchor beyond.
See - https://twitter.com/NavyLookout/status/ ... 2465784833
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820 NAS honour WW2 Swordfish pilot’s last wishes with ceremony in the Med


Aviators from 820 Naval Air Squadron honoured the final wishes of WW2 Swordfish pilot George Gibb – casting his ashes into the waters over which he once flew.

Lieutenant Gibb from Largs in Scotland is possibly the last pilot to have flown the famous biplane torpedo bomber in action during World War 2.

He passed away earlier this year at the age 98 with his ashes entrusted to 820 Naval Air Squadron, who committed them to the deep in the Mediterranean following a service aboard HMS Queen Elizabeth.

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From: Commander UK Carrier Strike Group

As we approach the final days of CSG21 deployment. It’s time to reflect on what has been achieved in the UK’s largest, most complex maritime deployment in a generation. Here are some of the highlights of our journey east.

See - https://twitter.com/smrmoorhouse/status ... 55/video/1


Q.E.: Counting down the days and getting into the festive spirit!

At lunchtime today 5 deck was filled with decorations Christmas tree and Christmas lunch was served to all departments.

See - https://twitter.com/HMSQNLZ/status/1467897254073749505

Other Tweets:

Tidesurge - https://twitter.com/RFATidesurge/status ... 2094674948
Diamond - https://twitter.com/NavyLookout/status/ ... 4301513732
Another video - https://twitter.com/smrmoorhouse/status ... 26/photo/1
And Q.E. Leaving Rota - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3CFCAt038_c
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THE CARRIER STRIKE GROUP: OUR NATION'S SPEARHEADHE CARRIER STRIKE GROUP: OUR NATION'S SPEARHEAD

See - https://www.royalnavy.mod.uk/news-and-l ... JvG42DQEQk


Photo essay – the Carrier Strike Group on the homeward leg


This photo and video essay cover the activities of the Carrier Strike Group on the final part of the 2021 deployment that took them from the Gulf of Oman, through the Suez Canal into the Mediterranean and back to UK waters.

After operations in the Indian Ocean, the CSG headed to Oman, one of the UK’s closest partners in the Middle East. The port of Dqum has been expanded and is capable of providing support to RN vessels with dry docks capable of taking HMS Queen Elizabeth. A permanent Joint Logistics Support Base (UKJLSB) has been established at Duqm, operated by Oman Drydock Company and Babcock on a 37-year lease which would allow the RN to keep the carriers deployed in the Middle East or beyond for a longer period if needed. On the occasion of her first visit, such support for the carrier was not needed on a large scale and the main purpose was to highlight trade and military cooperation links with Oman.

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HMS Queen Elizabeth's arrival back in Portsmouth has been brought forward from Friday morning to 1530 tomorrow (Thursday) afternoon. Due to to increased wind strength forecast for Friday morning.

HMS Diamond arrived in the Solent this morning, pending arrival in Portsmouth 1000 tomorrow morning.

HMS Defender arrives 0900.

HMS Richmond is at anchor off Plymouth breakwater this afternoon, due to arrive home in Devonport tomorrow 0915.

Royal Navy: HMS Queen Elizabeth's maiden mission to the Far East a 'huge success' despite engine woes of Type 45 destroyer HMS Diamond

LESSONS have been learned about deploying the Royal Navy’s mighty carrier strike group across the globe following the breakdown of a £1bn warship within the task force, a defence boss has said.

Continues at - https://www.portsmouth.co.uk/news/defen ... nd-3484528
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