Day: December 12, 2019

US Marines embark Harriers onto HMS Illustrious

US Marines embark Harriers onto HMS Illustrious

Fourteen United States AV8B Harrier Jets joined up with the UK aircraft carrier HMS Illustrious ahead of a major joint exercise in the United States. The Harriers, from the United States Marine Corps (USMC) Marine Aircraft Group (MAG)14, embarked onboard HMS Illustrious, the UK’s and NATO’s High Readiness Maritime Strike Carrier, ahead of a US-led Joint Task Force Exercise (JTFX) that was set to take place off the eastern coast of the United States.