VIDEO: HMS Queen Elizabeth passes under iconic Forth bridges as she returns to Rosyth for maintenance work

HMS Queen Elizabeth has returned to Rosyth for planned maintenance.

The giant aircraft carrier, which was assembled at the Fife dockyard, made for a spectacular sight as she sailed under the Forth bridges on her way home.

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The carrier sails up the Forth

The 65,000-tonne ship was floated at the yard in July 2014, before setting sail for the first time in June 2017.

She’s back on the Forth having conducted trials with fighter jets and operations preparing her to enter service with the Royal Navy next year.

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The huge ship is escorted by tugs under the Forth Road Bridge

Sailing back into Scottish waters, her Commanding Officer, Captain Nick Cooke-Priest said: “A lot of water has already passed under our keel since we left Rosyth in 2017.

“Our return here is yet another first for HMS Queen Elizabeth and another important step on her journey as Britain generates a big deck carrier strike capability”.

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