Royal Navy aircraft carrier HMS Illustrious to make final entry to Portsmouth

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THE Royal Navy’s last Invincible-class aircraft carrier will make her final entry to Portsmouth on Tuesday.

HMS Illustrious will return home for the final time next week, the navy has now confirmed.

As revealed by The News on Thursday, the helicopter carrier is now ready for decommissioning.

An exact time has yet to be set for her arrival into Portsmouth Harbour.

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