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ILLUSTRIOUS should be preserved as a floating exhibit at a Gosport museum, according to Ukip Hampshire county councillor Chris Wood.

Cllr Wood is lobbying the council to have the decommissioned aircraft carrier based at Explosion! Museum of Naval Firepower.

He said: ‘Illustrious must be preserved for future generations in the same way our nation rightly preserved HMS Victory and the Warrior.

‘This would also create significant and desperately needed investment, jobs and tourism opportunities in Gosport.’