Crowds welcome HMS Illustrious: picture slideshow

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Our picture slideshow shows crowds welcoming HMS Illustrious home to Portsmouth this afternoon.

People turned out to cheer the carrier as she arrived home for the last time.

HMS Illustrious enters Portsmouth Harbour for the last time before being de-commissioned. A huge crowd welcomed the ship home at the Hot Walls, Old Portsmouth''Picture: Paul Jacobs (142166-4)

HMS Illustrious enters Portsmouth Harbour for the last time before being de-commissioned. A huge crowd welcomed the ship home at the Hot Walls, Old Portsmouth''Picture: Paul Jacobs (142166-4)