27 Feb '14, 10am

クイーン・エリザベスの初代艦長、ジェリー・キッド准将に決定ですって。大佐(キャプテン)じゃなくて准将(コモドア)が艦長なんだ。 …

Cdre Kyd has a lot of command experience both at sea and ashore. As well as the two carriers he has commanded the Type 23 frigate HMS Monmouth and more recently served for two years as the Captain of Britannia Royal Naval College in Dartmouth. He will join HMS Queen Elizabeth following his appointment as Commander of the UK’s Response Force Task Group (RFTG). Held at very high readiness to respond to unexpected events worldwide, this maritime force of ships, submarines, aircraft and Royal Marines deploys annually. Last November, during its deployment to the East of Suez, HMS Illustrious was diverted from the Task Group to provide humanitarian aid and disaster relief in the Philippines. Cdre Kyd was told personally of his appointment by the First Sea Lord Admiral Sir George Zambellas. Commenting on his appointment Cdre Kyd said: “I am, of course, tremendously honoured to ha...

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