All of the bridge team feel privileged to have been on the first Type 45 destroyer to have sailed with the nation’s future flagship.

Lieutenant Glyn Duffell

Type 45 destroyers will provide air defence capability to the aircraft carrier once she is commissioned and sails as part of a carrier task group on operations.

HMS Queen Elizabeth is expected to be at sea for at least a month while she tests her capability before being officially handed over to the Royal Navy by the end of the year.

HMS Dragon will return to Portsmouth Naval Base where she will go into a short period of maintenance before returning to operations in 2018.

HMNB Portsmouth

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