Lusty in Denmark

NIGHT HMS Illustrious during a four-day visit to Copenhagen
NIGHT HMS Illustrious during a four-day visit to Copenhagen
From left, Staff Sergeant Albie Annan and Corporal Luke Reynolds (170953-1)

‘Training has been tough but we are prepared’

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PORTSMOUTH-BASED warship HMS Illustrious has been working with the Danish military during a four-day visit to Copenhagen.

During the stay the carrier hosted a Lynx helicopter from the Royal Danish Air Force for several hours of flight deck drills.

The ship had stopped at the Danish capital on her way north for a two-week Nato exercise inside the Arctic Circle.

The visit allowed Lusty to open her hatches to the Copenhagen public for a day and 4,500 visitors took the opportunity to see the ship’s hangar and flight deck and talk to sailors.

Further links were forged when 60 naval officers under training aboard the warship paid a visit to the Danish Naval Academy.