Recognising the strategic importance of HMS QUEEN ELIZABETH, the Prime Minister, Secretary of State for Defence and First Sea Lord joined the celebrations, along with allies from around the world and more than 3,500 people, involved in the design and construction of the largest warship ever built in the UK.
During the course of this vast project RJD Technology has been providing technical expertise since its inception in 2002. A 7 person team based in Frimley, Rosyth and Portsmouth have been assisting the Aircraft Carrier Alliance in specialist areas of systems engineering, technical design and communications networking.
Ian Booth, Managing Director of the Aircraft Carrier Alliance, said: “This is a historic occasion for our country and a proud moment for more than 10,000 people across the UK who have worked together to deliver HMS QUEEN ELIZABETH.
The event marked the first time in more than 15 years that the Queen has christened a Royal Navy warship and in a break from tradition, Her Majesty gave her blessing as a bottle of finest Scotch whisky shattered against the ship’s hull.