Shailesh Kumar, National Defence
New Delhi, 26 May 2021


UK’s Carrier Strike Group led by aircraft carrier HMS Queen Elizabeth set sail from Portsmouth base to visit 40 nations including India, Japan, Republic of Korea and Singapore in a deployment covering 26,000 nautical miles. And on board the carrier is the Fleet Air Arm’s 820 Naval Air Squadron, whose Culdrose-based Merlin Mk2 helicopters are dedicated to protecting the fleet. Leading the squadron of around 190 men and women – the aircrew, engineers and support staff – is its commanding officer Commander Ian Varley…

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