A poll of Army Technology readers has found that 58% of respondents think that despite the ongoing Covid-19 coronavirus pandemic the Royal Navy’s HMS Queen Elizabeth aircraft carrier should sail for trials, but only if all crew are tested.

Our poll asked ‘Do you think the Royal Navy’s HMS Queen Elizabeth aircraft carrier should set sail for trials amid the coronavirus pandemic?’; 58% of respondents said ‘Yes, but only after testing all crew’, 22% said yes and 20% said no.

The carrier setting sail has been called into question after outbreaks onboard the French Navy aircraft carrier Charles De Gaulle, and US Navy carrier USS Roosevelt forced an early halt to both ships’ deployment.

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