The Queen boards HMS Ark Royal
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Queen bids farewell to carrier HMS Ark Royal

The Queen has taken a royal salute at Portsmouth as she bids farewell to the Royal Navy's aircraft carrier HMS Ark Royal.

The fleet flagship is being axed after 25 years' service as part of the Government's defence review.

The Navy's Harrier jump jets are also being retired.

The Queen inspected an honour guard and attended a commemoration service before joining the ship's company and their families at a reception.

  • 05 Nov 2010
  • From the section UK
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