Full UK Carrier Strike Group

UK Carrier Strike Group explained: Global Britain in action

There’s a lot to know about the Carrier Strike Group, but here are the highlights

Ministry of Defence
May 19 · 4 min read

What is the UK Carrier Strike Group?

Is just the UK involved?

The first of eight F-35B Lightning II Joint Strike Fighters from №617 Squadron (‘Dambusters’) landed on Royal Navy aircraft carrier HMS Queen Elizabeth on Sunday 2 May 2021 ahead of Exercise Strike Warrior.
The first of eight F-35B Lightning II Joint Strike Fighters from №617 Squadron (‘Dambusters’) landed on Royal Navy aircraft carrier HMS Queen Elizabeth on Sunday 2 May 2021 ahead of Exercise Strike Warrior.
The first of eight F-35B Lightning II from 617 Squadron (‘Dambusters’) landed on the Royal Navy aircraft carrier HMS Queen Elizabeth on Sunday 2 May 2021 ahead of Exercise Strike Warrior.

Why an aircraft carrier?

The full UK Carrier Strike Group
The full UK Carrier Strike Group
UK Carrier Strike Group

So what forms a Carrier Strike Group?

Who is in charge of the entire group?

“The advent of the UK Carrier Strike Group represents a substantial new injection of fifth generation combat power into the defence of the Euro-Atlantic region.”

Commodore Steve Moorhouse, Commander UK Carrier Strike Group

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