Lockheed Martin F-35 Lightning II HMS Queen Elizabeth RFA Tidespring Screen Grab Twitter Video

Is This The Best Office View Ever?

Chances are you're not going to come up with a better alternative...

Lockheed Martin F-35 Lightning II HMS Queen Elizabeth RFA Tidespring Screen Grab Twitter Video

Can the view from your office desk compete with the one in this video taken on board HMS Queen Elizabeth?

We're going to say it's unlikely. Our current desk view is a plain white wall, not quite as awe-inspiring.

The short clip, uploaded by Edward Ferguson, Minister Counsellor (Defence) at the British Embassy in Washington DC, shows a Lockheed Martin F-35 Lightning II, the world's most advanced fighter jet, landing on the deck of aircraft carrier HMS Queen Elizabeth while at sea.

In the background, you can see RFA Tidespring, the Tide-class tanker purpose-built to support the new aircraft carrier on her global operations.

In a follow-up tweet, Edward posted another video, this time of the F35 taking off and leaving HMS Queen Elizabeth.

The sight so impressed the visitors on board the aircraft carrier that you can hear someone in the background say:

"I just want to clap."


This view isn't just nice to look at, it's also a sign that the Royal Navy is back in the game.

The new carrier strike capabilities mean the Senior Service will be able to respond very quickly around the world to any situation.

HMS Queen Elizabeth is expected to embark on her first operational deployment in 2021.

More from Forces Network: Why The Royal Navy Is ‘Back In The Game’ With HMS Queen Elizabeth And F-35B

Not everyone was focussed on the F35. One Twitter user enjoyed seeing their future ship, RFA Tidespring in the background. Chris Gerrard said:

"Joining the ship in the background this weekend."

Could you do better? What do you get to look at while at work? Hopefully, it's better than a white wall? *sigh*

Plain white wall office Portakabin Digital

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