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Aircraft Carriers

Defence written question – answered on 8th November 2011.

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Photo of Angus Robertson Angus Robertson Shadow SNP Spokesperson (Defence), Shadow SNP Spokesperson (Foreign and Commonwealth Office), Shadow SNP Westminster Group Leader

To ask the Secretary of State for Defence whether the jetties at (a) Glen Mallen and (b) Crombie will be able to accept the Queen Elizabeth Class aircraft carriers for berthing.

Photo of Nick Harvey Nick Harvey The Minister of State, Ministry of Defence

While both jetties could potentially accept the Queen Elizabeth class aircraft carriers for berthing, further infrastructure work would need to be carried out in order to make them fully operational and suitable for berthing the carriers.

It is planned that the QE class aircraft earners will be base-ported in Portsmouth.

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