Hornet? Yellow Jacket? Queen Wasp?

Hornet? Yellow Jacket? Queen Wasp?

Observation - Hornet? Yellow Jacket? Queen Wasp? - UK and Ireland. Description: This massive wasp/hornet/yellow jacket is around 4-5 cm in length. It has 3 very distinguishable bo

This massive wasp/hornet/yellow jacket is around 4-5 cm in length. It has 3 very distinguishable body parts. The head is quite large and mandibles can be seen. Its eyes are black and it looks at you, watching, almost daringly. Sounds stupid but looks at you with a look of some intelligence, Its thorax is black with 2 quite large wings attached. The wings are quite long but also quite slim. Its abdomen is huge, fat and sting looks nasty. I would not like to be stung by this, I reckon it packs quite a punch! Its abdomen is black at the top with black and yellow bands going down towards the sting.