Aircraft Carrier Alliance achieves record donation for local charity
In three short years, workers at the Aircraft Carrier Alliance, a unique partnering relationship between BAE Systems, Thales UK, Babcock and the Ministry of Defence, have raised £20,000 to help the Falkirk branch of Seagull...
Managing Director’s Blog Diversity
This month Ian talk about diversity and the importance of harnessing the strength of experience and skills, that each person brings to the alliance....
Pilots begin flights in new F-35 Lightning II simulator in preparation for trials on carrier
A world-leading flight engineering simulator is ready to be “flown” by F-35 Lightning II pilots for the first time....
Ship’s Company have a flipping good time on Pancake Day
HMS QUEEN ELIZABETH’s Ship’s Company were visited by renowned Scottish chef, Tony Singh MBE, who cooked up a storm to mark the annual baking bonanza of Shrove Tuesday....
First test of HMS QUEEN ELIZABETH galley
HMS QUEEN ELIZABETH achieved a major milestone this week as a team of 26 Royal Navy chefs came together to test the galley equipment on board. For the first time, the state of the art...
Spirit of the Alliance
Spirit of the Alliance is a lasting legacy for all those who have contributed to the construction of the Queen Elizabeth Class aircraft carriers....
HRH Prince Charles places the final section of HMS Prince of Wales
The second of the largest warships ever built for the Royal Navy, the Queen Elizabeth Class carrier HMS PRINCE OF WALES, was given the royal seal of approval when HRH The Prince of Wales, (or...
Unique Thermal Metal Coating Developed for Royal Navy’s Newest Aircraft Carriers
An innovative thermal metal coating has been developed specifically by British companies to protect the flight deck of the Queen Elizabeth Class Aircraft Carriers from the heat which results from the immense thrust of the...
First Compartments of Flagship Handed Over to Ship's Crew
The Aircraft Carrier Alliance has successfully signed over the first compartments of HMS QUEEN ELIZABETH to her crew, over a year ahead of when the ship is due to be delivered to the Royal Navy....
Proud to support Scottish Apprenticeship Week
Shaun McAllister, 22 has been a fabricator apprentice at Babcock’s Rosyth facilities since May 2015 and will finish his apprenticeship in April 2016. He started his apprenticeship with a local steel fabrication company....
Royal Name for Carrier Jetty
The jetty, currently known as Middle Slip Jetty, is being strengthened and upgraded to support the carrier which is due to arrive in Portsmouth in early 2017....
HMS PRINCE OF WALES' Aft Island lifted into place
The Aircraft Carrier Alliance successfully lifted one of the final sections of the second Queen Elizabeth Class aircraft carrier in Rosyth on Friday 8 January following its arrival from Glasgow....
2017 - April
Preparations for the arrival of the Queen Elizabeth Class aircraft carriers into Portsmouth ramp up and we speak to Neil Holm about his new role as HMS PRINCE OF WALES Programme Director.
2017 – February
A roundup of the year that was 2016 and HMS QUEEN ELIZABETH galley and identify friend or foe tested.
2016 - September
Visual Surveillance System commissioned and major internal systems set to work. Also this month Navy’s smallest ship paves way for maiden voyage of its largest.
2016 – August
HMS QUEEN ELIZABETH laundry tested and the art of constructing an aircraft carrier.
2016 – July
This month F35-B Lightning II meets HMS QUEEN ELIZABETH and the Aircraft Carrier Alliance inspires women into engineering.
2016 – June
HRH Prince Charles pays tribute to the skills of workforce during visit to HMS PRINCE OF WALES and we speak to Technical Issues Manager, Nick Fox.
2016 – May
Unique thermal metal coating developed for carrier and first sea captain joins HMS QUEEN ELIZABETH. Also this month we talk to Commander Steve Prest, Head of Weapon Engineering.
2016 – April
HMS PRINCE OF WALES drop stern delivered and Balfour Beatty exceeds safety performance. Also this month find out how you can tour the carriers.
2016 – March
First compartments are handed over to the Royal Navy and engineer, Lyall Brand is the first to wear HMS PRINCE OF WALES cap tally.
2016 – February
Find out about the first Royal Navy crew join to HMS PRINCE OF WALES and the commissioning of the highly mechanised weapons handling system lift.
2016 – January
HMS PRINCE OF WALES’ aft island is lifted into place and the carrier jetty in Portsmouth is given a royal name.
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