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HMS Ark Royal

Invincible Class Aircraft Carrier

HMS Ark Royal in Amsterdam

Ark Royal alongside in Amsterdam - 12th March 2007.

HMS Ark Royal Ship's Programme 2007

Some dates may be approximate. If you are able to provide more accurate information or to correct an error then please email us.



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January 2007

8th January - Sail from Portsmouth for Shakedown and weapons training.

15th January - Commence Basic Operational Sea Training (BOST) at Devonport.



February 2007

22nd February - BOST complete.

22nd February - Devonport.

26th February - Sail for Amphibious Air Work Up. 



March 2007

8th March - Operational Readiness Inspection.

9th - 14th March - Visit to Amsterdam.

15th March - Portsmouth.

22nd March - Rededication Ceremony officiated by the First Sea Lord, Admiral Sir Jonathon Band accompanied by Sir Donald Gosling.



April 2007

16th April - Sail from Portsmouth for a Shakedown period followed by the CARINA deployment.

20th - 23rd April - Exercise COCKFIGHT off Western Scotland.

23rd April - Commence Exercise NEPTUNE WARRIOR (JMC).



May 2007

6th - 9th May - Visit to Copenhagen, Denmark.

10th - 14th May - Visit to Gothenburg, Sweden.

14th - 25th May - Exercise NOBLE MARINER.

25th May - Assume duties of Fleet Flagship.

25th - 28th May - Visit to Gdynia, Poland.

30th May - Arrive in Hamburg, Germany.



June 2007

2nd June - Sail from Hamburg.

6th - 11th June - Portsmouth.

12th - 18th June - Greenwich.

19th June - Portsmouth.

22nd June - Families Day at sea.



July 2007

July - Portsmouth for maintenance and leave period.



August 2007

August - Portsmouth for maintenance and leave period.



September 2007

17th September - Sail from Portsmouth for Shakedown and amphibious training exercises.



October 2007

5th - 12th October - Portsmouth.

15th - 26th October - Exercise CHAMELEON in the Irish Sea and Bristol Channel. 



November 2007

November - Exercise KOMODO DRAGON in South Coast Exercise Areas.

14th - 17th November - Visit to Lisbon, Portugal.

23rd November - Radio 5 Live Breakfast Show hosted by Nicky Campbell broadcast live from the ship.

23rd November - Portsmouth.

26th November - Sail for weapons trials and training.



December 2007

7th December - Portsmouth for Base Assisted Maintenance Period and Christmas leave.



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