This is coolbert:
Britannia rules the waves. But only as long as Americans are present?
From the Aviationist more on the initial deployment of the British aircraft carrier Queen Elizabeth. Indian Ocean/Pacific patrol.
"USMC F-35Bs have arrived at RAF Lakenheath to deploy aboard HMS Queen Elizabeth."
"Split into two sections, each including 5 jets, a total of 10 USMC F-35Bs aircraft have arrived at RAF Lakenheath, UK."
"The USMC F-35Bs aircraft . . . in the next weeks, they will depart RAF Lakenheath to head to the HMS Queen Elizabeth, for UK’s new aircraft carrier’s first operational deployment."
American F-35B Lightning, piloted by U.S. Marine Corps combat aviators will comprise more than half of warplane assets as carried by the Queen Elizabeth!!
USMC pilots and their aircraft totally 100 % embedded with British naval aviation aboard the ship. Part and parcel of the crew no different apparently than if they had British nationality. Never heard of such a thing before!