RAF personnel onboard HMS Queen Elizabeth have enjoyed the experience of sailing through the Suez Canal.
“Transiting through the Suez Canal has been one of the highlights of the Carrier Strike Group 21 deployment so far and something I would never have expected to do when I joined the RAF. I’m now looking forward to the next phase of the deployment and seeing parts of world I’ve never been to before.”
Squadron Leader Magill
RAF Physiotherapist, HMS Queen Elizabeth’s medical team
Officially opened on 17th November 1869, the Suez Canal connects the Mediterranean Sea to the Red Sea. The 193km (120mile) canal separates the African continent from Asia and is one of the world’s most heavily used shipping lanes.
HMS Queen Elizabeth, one of the two largest warships ever built for the Royal Navy, is leading a British and allied task group on the UK’s most ambitious global deployment for two decades, visiting the Mediterranean, the Middle East and the Indo-Pacific. RAF personnel onboard have to date had a busy time which has included flying operational sorties over Iraq, training with NATO allies and partners, and a port visit to Cyprus.
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