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Lord Lieutenant of Hampshire Tours New UK’s Aircraft Carrier

first_img Training & Education View post tag: Tours View post tag: Aircraft Share this article View post tag: Carrier Currently under construction at Rosyth Dockyard, in Scotland, once HMS Queen Elizabeth is operational she will be based at Portsmouth Naval Base, in Hampshire, where Dame Mary is Her Majesty’s representative.On her visit Dame Mary was given a brief on the ships capabilities as well taken on a tour by Commander Andrew Blackburn, the ships Air Engineer Officer. At 65,000 tonnes the Queen Elizabeth Class will be the largest ships ever built for the Royal Navy and, with her embarked squadrons of F35B Lightning II jets, will put the UK back into the premier league of maritime fixed wing aviation.The ships will also be able to operate the full range of UK helicopters, providing enormous versatility. During her visit Dame Mary said:“I was staggered by the size of the new HMS Queen Elizabeth – she is the most exciting ship I have ever visited.“I was also struck by the sense of pride and commitment shown by the ship’s company, and the workforce who are building her. I am very much looking forward to visiting her again.” HMS Queen Elizabeth will be formally named by Her Majesty the Queen in July.Following a period of system commissioning and sea trials, she will sail to her new home in Portsmouth in early 2017.[mappress]Press Release, April 2, 2014; Image: Royal Navy View post tag: Lieutenant View post tag: New View post tag: Hampshire View post tag: News by topiccenter_img View post tag: Lord The Lord Lieutenant of Hampshire, Dame Mary Fagan DCVO JP, has visited the Royal Navy’s brand new aircraft carrier. View post tag: Navy View post tag: Naval View post tag: UK Lord Lieutenant of Hampshire Tours New UK’s Aircraft Carrier Back to overview,Home naval-today Lord Lieutenant of Hampshire Tours New UK’s Aircraft Carrier April 2, 2014last_img read more

You don’t need cold hard cash to buy this rural property, Bitcoin will seal the deal for you

first_imgWooroonooran Falls at BabindaA SLICE of Far North paradise can now be purchased for Bitcoin, a digital currency that has soared in value over the past 12 months.In a move rarely seen in Australian real estate, the owner of the majestic 32ha property known as “Wooroonooran Falls” has made his home available for 100 Bitcoin (BTC).At the foot of Mt Bellenden Ker, the property has an asking price of $1.2 million. “After extensive research the seller has decided that the digital currency offers significant chance of appreciation over the coming weeks, and buyers at the current price would get a discount on the asking price by paying in Bitcoin,” said selling agent Cheyenne Morrison, of LJ Hooker Cairns South. The value of Bitcoin has increased dramatically recently, and at the time of going to press was more than $10,700 for 1BTC.Mr Morrison said listing the property through Bitcoin opened up a whole new market of potential buyers.“I believe this will be the first property advertised for sale via Bitcoin in Cairns,” the agent said.“The seller and I are both big advocates of Bitcoin, and have personally invested in the crypto currency. More from newsCairns home ticks popular internet search terms3 days agoTen auction results from ‘active’ weekend in Cairns3 days ago“It was my idea to offer the property for 100BTC because of the recent swath of publicity about Bitcoin, and the seller was enthusiastic about the idea.“Up until six months ago the value of Bitcoin was just bouncing along, and now it has gone through the roof.“There’s a lot of people in Australia who have Bitcoin, so you just never know who might come along.” Bitcoin is a digital currency.Mr Morrison said the property, which includes its own waterfall and a Queenslander-style house, had attracted a foreign buyer but the deal fell through.Owner Rod Overell previously told the Cairns Post that he felt like a “custodian” of the property.“I want to let it go to someone else who will be able to appreciate it,” he said. “It’s just a wonderful place – all you can hear in the afternoon is the chorus of bird life.” For more information about “Wooroonooran Falls”, call Cheyenne Morrison on 0479 054 972.last_img read more