Jul 5, 2014
Her Majesty the Queen names UK's future flagship
The event marked the first time in more than 15 years that the Queen has christened a Royal Navy warship and in time honoured tradition, Her Majesty gave her blessing as a bottle of finest Scotch whisky shattered against her hull.
The Royal Air Force’s Red Arrows joined the celebrations in a dramatic fly past. An airborne procession showcasing the Royal Navy’s past and present air capabilities followed. This included several Sea Hawks and present day Merlin, Lynx Wildcat, Chinook and Sea King.