HMS Illustrious picture slideshow

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Our picture slideshow shows HMS Illustrious returning to Portsmouth for the last time today.

The carrier was greeted by crowds as she arrived home after the announcement that she will be axed.

HMS Illustrious enters Portsmouth Harbour for the last time before being de-commissioned ''Picture: Malcolm Wells (142136-3103)

HMS Illustrious enters Portsmouth Harbour for the last time before being de-commissioned ''Picture: Malcolm Wells (142136-3103)

Pictures by News chief photographer Malcolm Wells, and readers George Aitken, Paul Adams and Eric Wright.