04/07/2014

Queen Names UK's Newest And Biggest Royal Navy Aircraft

The Queen has named the UK's new Royal Navy Aircraft at a ceremony in Fife's Rosyth.

The vessel is the most powerful aircraft carrier ever built for a British fleet.

First Sea Lord Admiral George Zambellas said in his speech: "HMS Queen Elizabeth will be a national instrument of power and a national symbol of authority, she will be a national icon too, all the while keeping the great in Great Britain and the royal in Royal Navy".

David Cameron also pointed it was a "very proud day" for Scotland and the UK.

The estimated cost of the vessel and its sister ship is £6.2bn.

(CVS/CD)

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