Veterans relive thier time experience with HMS Illustrious

VETERANS have reflected upon their time aboard the former HMS Illustrious with both sadness and joy.

Captain Jerry Kyd, commanding officer of HMS Queen Elizabeth 

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Captain of navy’s new aircraft carrier confident warship will deliver

BRITAIN’S new aircraft carriers will make it a potent force, driving the nation squarely to the top of the maritime elite.


Naval pride for Lusty as she leaves Portsmouth

SAILORS onboard the Royal Navy’s biggest ever warship HMS Queen Elizabeth have today spoken of their pride while saying farewell to their former ship Illustrious.

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Crowds gather at the Round Tower in Old Portsmouth to say goodbye to Illustrious. Picture: Tom Cotterill PPP-160712-112753001

Lusty’s pride for Portsmouth shines through as she bids farewell

ILLUSTRIOUS poured out her pride for Portsmouth for the final time as she sailed with dignity out of the Solent, onwards to her final resting place.


PICTURE GALLERY: Lusty leaves Portsmouth

Pictures captures the last departure from Portsmouth of the former HMS Illustrious.

Defence Secretary Michael Fallon says Illustrious ‘set the highest standards’

Defence Secretary Michael Fallon says Illustrious ‘set the highest standards’

Defence Secretary Michael Fallon today saluted the former HMS Illustrious.

HMS Illustrious arriving in Singapore to deliver aid. Picture: Ray Jones PPP-150129-132325001

REVEALED: Eight facts about Lusty you may not know

HERE are eight facts about Illustrious before she bids farewell to her home port today.

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Former HMS Illustrious. Picture: Shaun Roster

Sad farewell as Lusty due to leave Portsmouth this morning

BRITAIN’S last working aircraft carrier is due to make her final journey from Portsmouth today at 9.30am bound for a Turkish scrapyard.

Vice-Admiral Henry Leach was packed off in a wicker basket by his staff, after relinquishing his duties as Flag Officer First Flotilla in Portsmouth Naval base

THIS WEEK IN 1975: Admiral was packed off in style from Portsmouth Naval Base

When Vice-Admiral Henry Leach, pictured, relinquished his appointment as as Flag Officer First Flotilla, in Portsmouth Naval Base, he was towed away from his flagship, HMS Blake –in a wicker basket.


WATCH: Our salute to HMS Illustrious

Here’s our salute to the former HMS Illustrious as she prepares to leave Portsmouth for the last time.

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Royal Navy steams out to check Russian ship

A Royal Navy ship monitored a Russian vessel as she moved through British waters.

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Special exhibition about women and the Royal Navy, National Museum of the Royal Navy

Pioneers to professionals – women and the Royal Navy

THE vital role played by women in the Royal Navy is to be explored in a major new exhibition.

Livery companies were invited to HMS Sultan to learn more about engineering training

An insight into modern engineering for sponsors

MEMBERS of livery companies were welcomed by HMS Sultan to learn more about the Royal Navy’s modern engineering training.

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One of our library pictures showing HMS Prince of Wales, the second of the Royal Navy's Queen Elizabeth Class aircraft carriers, has the F and G ring sections joined together at BAE Systems' shipbuilding bay within Portsmouth Naval Base. They are the first of the sections - pre-installed with cabins, engines, cabling and ventilation - to be put together

‘I want us to capitalise on the great skills base we have in Portsmouth’

A report on the future of the Royal Navy published last week is an important document which everyone in Portsmouth should welcome.

EMOTIONAL: The sun set as Illustrious is set to make her final voyage from Portsmouth on Wednesday   PHOTO: POA(Phot) Russell-Stevenson

When to see Illustrious’s last voyage out of Portsmouth

BRITAIN’S last working aircraft carrier is set to make her final journey from Portsmouth bound for a Turkish scrapyard later this week.

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Closure of Gosport’s HMS Sultan could put pressure on roads by commuters

THE closure of a Royal Navy base could lead to the government needing to spend millions on road improvements.

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A Merlin helicopter dropping off another load of food for the remote villages off Sierra Leone

Portsmouth team praised for averting catastropic damage to navy helicopters on Ebola mission

BOFFINS whose advice helped save the Royal Navy a multi-million pound helicopter repair bill following the Ebola relief mission in Sierra Leone have been rewarded.

An aerial photograph of Portsmouth Dockyard, which was taken as part of a Photex, it was taken from 2,000 feet.

The Photex was conducted for 849 NAS based at RNAS Culdrose, by a Lynx MK3 from 815 NAS based at RNAS Yeovilton, testing a new radar system that will detect buildings and ships within the dockyard area. PPP-151116-111848001

Second World War explosive discovered outside Portsmouth

BOMB disposal experts from the Royal Navy have destroyed an explosive discovered off the coast of Portsmouth this afternoon.

For many of the trainees it was their first taste of inter-establishment competition

Sultan reigns supreme in battle with Collingwood

TRAINEES from two of the biggest naval establishments battled it out – on the sports pitched.

Touching farewell: Otus at John Poundss scrapyard supports a sister ship, believed to be HMS Onslaught, before being towed away

Otus: The Portsmouth submarine that refused to die...

Former News defence correspondent TIM KING could not believe his eyes when he stumbled across an old acquaintance on Germany’s Baltic coast

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