Skip to comments.Queen names new Royal Navy aircraft carrier in Rosyth
Posted on 07/04/2014 5:26:34 AM PDT by Smartisan
The UK's largest warship marks "a new phase in our naval history", the Queen has said, as the vessel was officially named in her honour at a ceremony at Fife's Rosyth Dockyard.
A bottle of whisky was smashed on the hull of the 65,000-tonne HMS Queen Elizabeth - the first of two new Royal Navy aircraft carriers being built.
The Red Arrows flew over the dockyard before the ship was officially named.
First Sea Lord Admiral George Zambellas said the ship was "fit for a Queen".
"HMS Queen Elizabeth will be a national instrument of power and a national symbol of authority," he said in a speech.
"That means she will be a national icon too, all the while keeping the great in Great Britain and the royal in Royal Navy."
'Inspiration and pride' Addressing the audience, the Queen said the "innovative and first class" warship, the largest ever to be built in the UK, ushered in an "exciting new era".
"In sponsoring this new aircraft carrier, I believe the Queen Elizabeth will be a source of inspiration and pride for us all," she said.
"May God bless her and all who sail in her."
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Another link, lots of info about the project.
To be renamed the “HMS Jihad” at a later date.
As a teenager Queen Elizabeth was present at the launching of the ill fated Prince of Wales back in 1940.
Sigh. How predictable.
What the heck is "Michelle O" doing in the UK now?
Slag the current culture if you must, but lets give a little respect to their troops, no jihad there.