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The full UK Carrier Strike Group assembled for the first time during Group Exercise 2020 in October. The aircraft carrier HMS Queen Elizabeth leads a flotilla from the UK, US and The Netherlands.

The largest naval flotilla assembled by Britain in recent years will set sail in May on a months' long voyage through the Pacific, the country's Defense Ministry said Monday.

"When our Carrier Strike Group (CSG) sets sail next month, it will be flying the flag for Global Britain -- projecting our influence, signaling our power, engaging with our friends and reaffirming our commitment to addressing the security challenges of today and tomorrow," UK Defense Secretary Ben Wallace said Monday.

"The UK is not stepping back but sailing forth to play an active role in shaping the international system of the 21st century," Wallace said.

The strike group will be led by the aircraft carrier HMS Queen Elizabeth, marking its maiden deployment. The ship, one of the UK's two aircraft carriers, is the largest warship the UK has ever sent to sea.

Queen Elizabeth aircraft carrier to visit Japan on maiden deployment | Japan Times |

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by Oui (Oui) on Tue Apr 27th, 2021 at 09:43:14 PM EST

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