HMS Queen Elizabeth: Deployment

Ministry of Defence written question – answered on 14th February 2019.

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Photo of Nia Griffith Nia Griffith Shadow Secretary of State for Defence

To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, when HMS Queen Elizabeth will embark on her first deployment; what the total number of personnel in the basic and wider crew expected to be on board is; and what further capabilities will accompany her.

Photo of Mark Lancaster Mark Lancaster The Minister of State, Ministry of Defence

HMS Queen Elizabeth's first operational deployment will be in 2021.

A Maritime Task Group will be tailored to meet the required task. The precise number and mix of vessels, and therefore the number of personnel, would depend on the operational circumstances at the time.

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