CSG21: HMS Queen Elizabeth Docks In Guam

The Royal Navy flagship has arrived at the North Pacific island for some scheduled maintenance.

HMS Queen Elizabeth has docked at Guam Naval Base, a scheduled stop-off in the UK's Carrier Strike Group (CSG21) deployment.

In a tweet from its official account, the team said: "Hafa Adai! Back in beautiful Guam for some scheduled maintenance," accompanied by spanner and palm tree emojis.

The UK-led Strike Group is currently in the Indo-Pacific region, as part of its 28-week deployment, covering 26,000 nautical miles.

It includes passages through the Mediterranean to the Red Sea, from the Gulf of Aden to the Arabian Sea and the Indian Ocean to the Philippine Sea.

The Royal Navy flagship visited Japan earlier this month in a "demonstration" of the "UK's commitment to maritime security in the Indo-Pacific region", according to the British Embassy in Tokyo.

In August, the Strike Group took part in exercises with global allies, including the Japanese Self Defence Forces, and will continue to work with the force throughout September. 

Cover image: HMS Queen Elizabeth in Guam (Picture: HMS Queen Elizabeth/Twitter).