24 US jets & 4 Warships Joins UK Aircraft carriers
HMS Queen Elizabeth and her Carrier Strike Group will be joined by a detachment of US Marine Corps F-35B jets and US Navy destroyer, USS The Sullivans.
This confirms what has been planned for a long time as the UK and US have made it official by signing a ‘Joint Declaration’. The plan, as I understand it, is around 24 jets plus helicopters. As pointed out above, US jets will be augmenting British jets.
Commodore Michael Utley, Commander United Kingdom Carrier Strike Group, is reported by Save The Royal Navy here as saying that HMS Queen Elizabeth will be escorted by two Type 45 destroyers, two Type 23 frigates, a nuclear submarine, a Tide-class tanker and RFA Fort Victoria.