HMS Illustrious comes home to Portsmouth for the last time

HMS Illustrious passes the Round Tower

HMS Illustrious passes the Round Tower

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HMS Illustrious came home to Portsmouth for the last time today.

The carrier was cheered by crowds as she entered Portsmouth Harbour after the announcement that she is to be axed from the fleet.

As reported in The News, the helicopter carrier is being replaced in service by Plymouth-based HMS Ocean, which has just come out of a £65m refit.

 

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