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HMS Illustrious in New York
HMS Illustrious in New York
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The longer you look at this picture, the more moving it becomes.

This was the Portsmouth-based aircraft carrier HMS Illustrious passing the Twin Towers of the World Trade Centre in Lower Manhattan, New York, in February 1984.

After Lusty’s forced retirement earlier this week, she now joins the towers as a memory of what once was.

Our Pictures from the Past supplement tomorrow will be devoted to Lusty’s illustrious 30-year life.