HMS Queen Elizabeth Leave Guam after successful maintenance and time ashore 27092021 CREDIT HMS QE Twitter copy.jpg
Crew members had the chance to dive and spot sealife while in Quam (Picture: HMS Queen Elizabeth/Twitter).
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CSG21: HMS Queen Elizabeth Leaves Guam After Nature-Filled Stop

Crew members took the opportunity to reset before continuing the next phase of the deployment in the Western Pacific.

HMS Queen Elizabeth Leave Guam after successful maintenance and time ashore 27092021 CREDIT HMS QE Twitter copy.jpg
Crew members had the chance to dive and spot sealife while in Quam (Picture: HMS Queen Elizabeth/Twitter).

The Royal Navy flagship HMS Queen Elizabeth has set sail after successful maintenance and time alongside in Guam, bidding farewell to the naval base and all of its local sea life. 

HMS Queen Elizabeth arrived in Guam last month with Carrier Strike Group 21 (CSG21) as part of its deployment to the Indo-Pacific region.

The UK-led Carrier Strike Group is on a 28-week deployment, covering 26,000 nautical miles including 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.

In a tweet, HMS Queen Elizabeth said "Goodbye Guam" and "Thank you" alongside some pictures of crew enjoying the sights and scenery, even making new reptile friends while diving.

In another tweet, the Commander of the UK Carrier Strike Group, Commodore Steve Moorhouse, hailed Guam and everyone's "fantastic support during our period of maintenance and R&R [rest and recuperation]".

HMS Queen Elizabeth and the Carrier Strike Group will now continue onto the next phase of the deployment in the Western Pacific.

Watch: Timelapse as HMS Queen Elizabeth arrives in Guam.