Britain to send aircraft carrier to Pacific on first operational mission

Hong Kong (CNN)Britain’s new aircraft carrier will go to the Pacific on its first operational mission, Defense Minister Gavin Williamson has revealed.

In a speech to the Royal United Services Institute think tank in London on Monday, Williamson said the 65,000-ton carrier Queen Elizabeth — which was commissioned in late 2017 — would also make appearances in the Mediterranean and Middle East along the way as Britain flexed its military muscles post-Brexit.
“The UK is a global power with truly global interest … we must be prepared to compete for our interests and our values far, far from home,” Williamson said.

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