Queen Elizabeth and the F35B joint strike Fighter

Jersey Date : 11th February

Jersey Time : 8pm (optional dinner)

8:00pm Lecture (free to attend)

Jersey Venue : Pomme D'Or Hotel

Guernsey Date : 10th February

Guernsey Time : 8pm

Guernsey Venue : The Princess Royal Centre for Performing Arts

The lecture will provide an update on the status and engineering challenges associated with the Royal Navy's new aircraft carrier HMS QUEEN ELIZABETH due to enter service shortly as well as with the Fleet Air Arm's F-35B jet fighters to be operated from this ship. The F- 35B is the Short Take Off and Vertical Landing (STOVL) version of this fifth generation jet fighter which is going to provide a quantum leap in capability over previous fighters operated by the Royal Navy.

Graham Pay enjoyed a 25 year career as an Air Engineer Officer in the Fleet Air Arm with operational tours of duty on various ships including HMS BULWARK, HMS ALBION and HMS ILLUSTRIOUS. He became involved in managing some of the early research and development activity conducted jointly by the UK and the USA into the propulsion system adopted by the F-35 whilst working as a Commander in the British Defence Staff in Washington DC during the late 1980s. Following his retirement Graham worked for several years at a senior level in the UK aerospace industry. 


For Jersey Lectures - Lectures will start at 8:00pm (which are free to attend) but are proceded by an optional dinner, starting at 6:30pm. If you wish to attend the dinner at a cost of £20pp bookings can be made by phone 01534 856566 or email


2016 Flyer 02 - Queen Elizabeth and the F35B Joint Strike Fighter.pdf