Photo: UK’s F-35B visits new homes in Rosyth, Norfolk

first_img View post tag: QE class View post tag: Royal Navy Authorities Photo: Royal NavyAfter making the historic transatlantic passage and arriving to Britain on June 29, the F-35B Lightning II, flew over its prospective homes: HMS Queen Elizabeth, HMS Prince of Wales in Rosyth and RAF Marham in Norfolk on July 1.The carriers will provide over four-acres of sovereign territory which can be deployed around the world, travelling at upwards of 500 nautical miles a day. Both ships are capable of carrying up to 36 F-35B Lightning II stealth jets.The head of the Fleet Air Arm, Rear Admiral Keith Blount OBE, said, “Today marks a significant milestone in the nation’s return to aircraft carrier aviation and carrier strike.“Both ships have been designed from the keel up to operate with the F-35B and the RAF and Royal Navy are working ever closer to see fixed-wing aircraft once more operating from Royal Navy Aircraft Carriers. I feel very proud to be part of it.”Following the flypast at the QEC, the aircraft flew on to RAF Marham, Norfolk.In front of personnel from the Station and invited local guests, the F-35B completed a flypast, demonstrating what the station can expect when Marham becomes its home base in 2018.The Station has already started to prepare for the aircraft’s arrival with work to provide the necessary infrastructure and support facilities. View post tag: F-35B Lightning II Share this article Photo: UK’s F-35B visits new homes in Rosyth, Norfolk July 4, 2016 Back to overview,Home naval-today Photo: UK’s F-35B visits new homes in Rosyth, Norfolk last_img read more

Robben reveals why he came out of retirement

first_img Read Also: Video: Liverpool stars wildly celebrate first ever EPL title win “If another club had come in with a good offer, I don’t think I’d have accepted it. “Of course, the difference in standard with Bayern Munich is big, but I’m doing it for the team and I hope I can enjoy myself.” FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmail分享 Loading… Arjen Robben has explained why he has chosen to come out of retirement to play for Groningen. Arjen Robben The former Real Madrid and Bayern Munich winger retired from football last summer, but will now feature for his former club in the Eredivisie. “[I came out of retirement] for my love of the club,” Robben said about playing for Groningen again in a press conference. “If I can do something for the club, I think the area where I can be of most use is on the pitch. “Initially, we were talking about an attempt to return, but I feel quite good and I think I’m heading in the right direction.Advertisement “I still have to make a few more steps, but I have a very good feeling about my future. Promoted ContentPlaying Games For Hours Can Do This To Your BodyEver Thought Of Sleeping Next To Celebs? This Guy Will Show You7 Ways To Understand Your Girlfriend Better18 Cities With Neverending Tourist-Flow2020 Tattoo Trends: Here’s What You’ll See This YearCan Playing Too Many Video Games Hurt Your Body?10 Risky Jobs Some Women Do7 Of The Wealthiest Universities In The WorldWhich Country Is The Most Romantic In The World?7 Ways To Understand Your Girlfriend BetterThis Muslim Woman Belongs To World’s 10 Strongest WomenWhat Happens When You Eat Eggs Every Single Day?last_img read more

Szczesny talks up Arsenal chances

first_img “Winning the first trophy is so important. We’ve been missing a trophy for quite a few years and that’s not good enough for such a big club. “But we enjoy the pressure because we believe that we can be the team that will deliver for the fans and for the club.” Arsenal take on West Ham at Upton Park on Boxing Day and they then face Newcastle, Aston Villa, Cardiff, Fulham and Southampton before the end of January. Szczesny reckons the coming days may well decide who tops the table come May. “This Christmas period is going to have a huge bearing on the season,” the Pole said. “The games are coming thick and fast. You know that teams will drop points. “We’ve had a very tough run recently and now we’ve got a lot of games coming up and we want to take advantage of the fact that the big teams are playing against each other. “Liverpool play Chelsea and Man City (on Boxing Day), so we want to collect our points and be right there at the top come the new year.” Lukas Podolski returned to the Arsenal bench against Chelsea following a four-month lay-off, but Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger is reluctant to start the Germany striker at Upton Park. Laurent Koscielny could return, though, after sitting out the Chelsea game because of a cut to his knee. Midfielder Mikel Arteta suffered swelling to his right ankle following two strong tackles against the Blues, but he is expected to be fit for the London derby. Szczesny joined Arsenal in 2006 – a year after the Gunners won their last trophy. He knows the last eight years have been hard for the club’s fans and he is determined to make sure this is the year the supporters’ agony ends. “I’m very positive,” said the Arsenal goalkeeper when asked to assess the team’s chances of winning their first league title since 2004. “We want to win trophies this time. “The mood around the club is much better than it was at the start of the season. People maybe didn’t believe in this team as much as they do now. “Our confidence is still quite high and we believe that we can go and do it this year. We’re looking forward to proving that. “I don’t think the belief within the group was ever missing. This year we’ve just been more consistent. “That’s made all the difference. We have to keep it going. Press Association Arsenal remain convinced they can win the Barclays Premier League this year, according to goalkeeper Wojciech Szczesny. Arsenal blew the chance to move back to the top of the table on Monday when they drew 0-0 against rivals Chelsea at the Emirates Stadium. The Gunners were five points clear at one point last month, but Liverpool are now top of the pile approaching the halfway point. last_img read more