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Aircraft carrier compartments delivered

17th March 2016 - 16:30 GMT | by The Shephard News Team

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The Aircraft Carrier Alliance has handed over the first six compartments of the HMS Queen Elizabeth aircraft carrier to her Royal Navy crew, it was announced in March 2016.

The compartments, which will form part of the dry storage areas for the catering teams, will be used to train the ship’s company in damage control including medical and flood emergencies and fire-fighting. In the future, the catering teams will use the compartments to train their staff in using stores equipment such as portable electric lifts and transporters.

Allan Smith, lead of this area of the ship, Aircraft Carrier Alliance, said: ‘Compartments would normally be handed over after sea trials, so to achieve this at such an early stage, to the high quality and specification required by the Royal Navy, is a very significant milestone for the team.’

Philip Dunne, Minister of State for Defence Procurement, UK, said: ‘The carriers, supported by our £178 billion investment in equipment for our armed forces, will spearhead Britain’s sea power for the next five decades, protecting UK interests both at home and abroad.’

The Aircraft Carrier Alliance is building and delivering the two commissioned aircraft carriers, HMS Queen Elizabeth and HMS Prince of Wales.

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