Our new aircraft carrier is going to sea for sea trials. It’s a very proud day, finally the Royal Navy is getting back to something approaching decent. I’m watching it now on a live stream, although I can’t say that it’s a fascinating watch, everything is happening very slowly. They’re moving her out now because the river needs to be at full tide to get her out of dock but then she can’t move anywhere until about midnight because until the tide drops she won’t fit under the Forth bridge.
Apparently the Russians are already moving assets in to get a good look at her, they’ll want her acoustic signature and to see how she performs.