Ship's new air control tower

The Royal Navy's new supercarrier HMS Queen Elizabeth has had its aft island lowered into place.

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HMS Queen Elizabeth's new aft island

A plaque was laid in place by serving pilots to signify role of aircraft carrier Credit: Royal Navy

The Royal Navy's new supercarrier, HMS Queen Elizabeth, had its aft island lowered into place, where the air traffic will operate from.

On Friday June, 28, two Aircraft Carrier Alliance teams lowered the iconic section into place at the sound of an airhorn.

Weighing more than 750 tonnes and more than 30 metres tall, the aft island is the second 'island' on HMS Queen Elizabeth and is the equivalent of an air control tower.

A plaque was sealed beneath the island containing the emblems of the Royal Navy, Royal Air Force and British Army into the fabric of the ship.

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