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Former PM David Cameron 'immensely proud' of HMS Prince Of Wales being fully operational (Picture: Alamy/Royal Navy).
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David Cameron 'Immensely Proud' Of Fully Operational HMS Prince of Wales

It is seven years since the former prime minister committed the UK to a second new aircraft carrier, HMS Prince of Wales.

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Former PM David Cameron 'immensely proud' of HMS Prince Of Wales being fully operational (Picture: Alamy/Royal Navy).

Former prime minister David Cameron has expressed how "immensely proud" he is after HMS Prince Of Wales was declared fully operational.

Mr Cameron invested in the latest aircraft carrier seven years ago while in office.

On Twitter, he said the £3.2bn HMS Prince of Wales becoming fully operational was "a proud moment for the Royal Navy and all our Armed Forces".

The UK now has two aircraft carriers ready for duties with HMS Prince of Wales being declared fully operational and will join her sister HMS Queen Elizabeth for duties around the globe.

The Royal Navy flagship HMS Queen Elizabeth is currently on the second half of her maiden deployment leading the Carrier Strike Group 21 (CSG21) in the Pacific.

Watch: Amazing footage as HMS Prince of Wales launches drones from flight deck.