10 February 2011

UK In Action: Harrier Takeoff

A Harrier GR9 takes off from HMS Ark Royal for the very last time, whilst a Seaking helicopter hovers in the background. GR9 Harriers from 800 Naval Air Squadron and 1(F) Squadron Royal Air Force launched off the deck of HMS ARK ROYAL this morning, for the last time. They had embarked 5 days previously prior to ARK ROYAL paying a visit to Newcastle, the place of her birth. This will be the last time that the deck of the ship will see fast jets, as she is to be decommissioned.

img from UK MoD

By: Widow 6-7

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Damn shame...