Farewell to aircraft carrier

Employees at Portsmouth Naval Base will be a fond farewell to the Royal Navy's new aircraft carrier today. HMS Queen Elizabeth is bound for Scotland where she'll be completed before heading back home to the Hampshire city.

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She's off! Aircraft carrier making a move

Weighing 680 tonnes, the final section of one of the Royal Navy's new aircraft carriers is leaving Portsmouth - on her way to Scotland where assembly will be completed. It contains the nerve centre of HMS Queen Elizabeth the most iconic part of the ship - the bridge.

Both of the new carriers will eventually be based in Portsmouth - but the future for the BAE workers who built her remains uncertain. As Andrew Pate reports.

Aircraft carrier sets sail

Aircraft carrier on the move Credit: BAE Systems

The Royal Navy's new aircraft carrier is leaving her home base in Portsmouth for Scotland. The forward section of HMS Queen Elizabeth has been built in the Hampshire city - she'll now be completed in Rosyth.

Aircraft carrier is on the move Credit: BAE Systems

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Aircraft carrier to leave Portsmouth

The forward section of HMS Queen Elizabeth Credit: ITV Meridian

The Royal Navy's new aircraft carrier is leaving her home base in Portsmouth this lunchtime for Scotland. The forward section of HMS Queen Elizabeth has been built in the Hampshire city - she'll now be completed in Rosyth.

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