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HMS Prince Of Wales In Gibraltar For First Overseas Visit

The 65,000-tonne Royal Navy aircraft carrier has been undergoing different simulations to prepare for active deployment.

HMS Prince of Wales has arrived in Gibraltar for her first port visit outside the United Kingdom.

The Queen Elizabeth-class aircraft carrier is there as part of a programmed logistics visit as she continues training and sea trials.

The 65,000-tonne Royal Navy vessel has been undergoing different simulations to prepare for active deployment and will move on to Carrier Sea Training later this year.

Last month the aircraft carrier trained with three British Army Apaches developing their take-off and landing capabilities.

The training marked the first time an Apache and an F-35 have operated from the same flight deck.

HMS Prince of Wales on her approach to Gibraltar (Picture: MOD).