HMS Illustrious through the years

Alan Mak MP pays tribute to British servicemen killed at the Battle of Mount Tumbledown in the Falklands

CAPTION: Alan Mak MP pays tribute to those who were killed during the Falklands War.

Paying respects to those who fell in the Falklands

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She’s clocked up nearly 1,000,000 miles on operations around the globe, and today HMS Illustrious begins her retirement.

The Royal Navy’s helicopter carrier will today make her final entry to Portsmouth Harbour before being decommissioned.

HMS Illustrious. Picture: PO(Phot) Ray Jones

HMS Illustrious. Picture: PO(Phot) Ray Jones

To mark the occasion, The News searched its archives for pictures from Lusty’s long career and produced this video of some of her finest moments.

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