The link below is a paper from the USN describing in very precise detail how the UK took the lead in modern carrier design. It is very complimentary towards RN/UK inovation at the time and well worth a read.
Very interesting read for me as my father served aboard HMS WARRIOR in the 1950s, which had been refitted with the angled deck. My uncle served on HMS ARK ROYAL which was the first RN ship built with an angled flight deck. He was also very familiar with the mirror deck landing aid.
Also interesting as the subjects of this thread will now be fitted with angled decks and a 21st century version of the catapults. I am not exactly clear on what the landing aid system will look like but it is obviously an improvement on the old mirror system.
So will we see the final sponson fit for SB03 next week? That will be a milestone of sorts as it marks the completion of the heavy lifting work for Assembly Cycle A.