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£3 billion warship HMS Queen Elizabeth prepares to set sail

The final preparations are being made as the aircraft carrier HMS Queen Elizabeth as she is readied to set sail on Saturday from Portsmouth Naval Base for exercises off Scotland before heading to the Indo-Pacific region. The £3 billion warship, with eight RAF and 10 US Marine Corps F35B stealth fighter jets on board, will depart for Asia accompanied by six Royal Navy ships, a submarine, 14 naval helicopters and a company of Royal Marines.
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