Sea Cadets was honoured to be part of an historic day at the commissioning of HMS Queen Elizabeth.
Her Majesty the Queen yesterday commissioned the UK's new aircraft carrier into the Royal Navy, at a ceremony that cadets and volunteers were invited to.
First Sea Lord cadets from Sea Cadets, CCF (Combined Cadet Force) and VCC (Volunteer Cadet Corps) handed out programmes and assisted VIPs.
The Queen spoke at Portsmouth Naval Base, attended by Her Royal Highness Princess Anne, Defence Secretary Gavin Williamson and military chiefs.
In her role as the ship's Lady Sponsor, Her Majesty addressed guests before the ship's Commanding Officer, Captain Jerry Kyd, read the commissioning warrant. The White Ensign was then raised.