Sir Peter Gershon, chairman of the Aircraft Carrier Alliance, said that more than 10,000 people had come together to bring to life, from early design to the magnificent ships they are today.

“We’re excited to complete the remainder of her test and commissioning programme before delivering her to the Royal Navy by the end of the year,” he said.

Both aircraft carriers are being delivered by the Aircraft Carrier Alliance, a partnership between the Ministry of Defence and industry.

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The ship will berth at the newly-named and upgraded Princess Royal Jetty at Her Majesty's Naval Base Portsmouth, which will be home to both of the Royal Navy's new aircraft carriers.

The second, HMS Prince of Wales, will be officially named in a ceremony at Rosyth next month.

“She has made good progress in sea trials and will now embark on the next phase of preparations that will see the return of Britain‘s carrier strike ability,” said Defence Secretary Sir Michael Fallon.

“When she enters service, she will help keep Britain safe at a time of increased threats, able to fill multiple roles from providing air power anywhere at any time to fight future campaigns, supporting allies or delivering humanitarian aid.” The F-35B and Crowsnest (an EH101 Merlin anti-submarine warfare helicopter, which from 2019, will also provide airborne early warning coverage) constitute what it referred to as “Carrier Strike” (CS).

All that Portsmouth has to offer is just 5-10 minutes away, the Atlantic Ocean and area beaches are within an easy 10 minute drive, Boston and Portland Maine are both just about 45 minutes away in opposite directions, and the University of NH in Durham is within a 15-20 minute drive...an overall great location.

Greenland students attend Greenland Central School, for Pre-Kindergarten through 8th grade, and then attend Portsmouth High School for grades 9 through 12. Greenland has a very active Recreation Department with plenty of youth sports programs - basketball, baseball, soccer, and softball.

entered Portsmouth harbour, her new home, for the very first time.

The 65,000-tonne carrier made her historic arrival into Portsmouth on Wednesday at approximately 0710, where she was greeted by thousands of people lining the seafront.

By the end of this year that will be 14 jets, with trial flights from the carrier’s deck on track to begin next year.

The QEC project was controversial from the very beginning as delivery slipped from 20 to 20, whilst the cost of building the ships almost doubled from an initial estimate of £3.9 billion in 2007 to a final sum of £6.2 billion a decade later.

Greenland came into its own in 1721, receiving "full town privileges" which meant being able to collect taxes from its residents, among other things. Greenland NH is home mostly to quiet residential areas and some very small condo communities, some very nice pastoral areas, and a little bit of commercial mixed in here and there.