Royal Navy’s new CSG
UK Royal Navy assembles carrier strike group for first time
By: Stephen Kuper
The UK Royal Navy’s new Carrier Strike Group (CSG) centred on HMS Queen Elizabeth has assembled for the first time, marking the beginning of a new era of of joint carrier operations between the Navy and its NATO allies.
Made up of nine ships, 15 fighter jets, 11 helicopters and 3,000 personnel from the UK, US and the Netherlands are now carrying out exercises in the North Sea – the strike group is the largest and most powerful European-led maritime force in almost 20 years.