A Portsmouth based sailor has become the first Briton to qualify as an aircraft director on a US carrier.
Chief Petty Officer Stacy Gager was put through an intense training programme on the USS Eisenhower so he could manage a continual stream of aircraft.
Stacy Gager said: "I am really pleased. I wanted to do this from the first time it was mentioned and the first to be out here learning these new skills and bringing them back to the Royal Navy."
Stacy is on board the USS Eisenhower with three other RN aircraft handlers as part of a new scheme between Britain and America called the Long Lead Specialist Skills Programme.
More top news
Chancellor Philip Hammond has delivered his Budget which he believes will help build "a Britain fit for the future".
Wednesday afternoon's weather for the west of the region
Wednesday afternoon's weather for the east of the region