USS George H W Bush in the Solent

On a rare occassion UK shores are graced by the air power projection, which is the US Navys aircraft carrier group. This summer saw the USS George H W Bush CVN77 anchor in the Solent, just off Gosport, after being part of Operation Inherent Resolve flying missions over Syria and Iraq. The carrier was anchored from the 27th July - 1st August where it departed to take part in the multinational exercise Saxon Warrior in the the seas around Scotland.

On board were VFA-31 'Tomcatters' F/A-18E, VFA-213 'Black Lions' F/A-18F, VFA-87 'Golden Warriors' F/A-18E, VFA-37 'Ragin' Bulls' F/A-18C, VAQ-131 'Lancers' EA-18G, VAW-124 'Bear Aces' E-2C, HSC-9 'Tridents' MH-60S and HSM-70 'Spartans' MH-60R.

As always I couldn't miss this opportunity to photograph this giant of the seas. All the photos were taken from the Isle of Wight ferry to Fishbourne.