ARTIST Julia Pankhurst painted this picture of Illustrious as the ship came into Portsmouth from a disaster relief mission in the Philippines – and you can win a print.
The iconic image captures the ship as she arrived back in the harbour, accompanied by tugs.
It was presented to the Queen’s niece Lady Sarah Chatto at the decommissioning in 2014.
Julia said: ‘The painting portrays an amazing celebration in sea and sky of a very great moment in the lifetime of our beloved Lusty.’
There are two prizes on offer – first prize is an extra large signed print (770x550mm), and the second is a large signed print (590x420mm).
To have the chance to own win a print, just answer this question:
In what year was Illustrious decommissioned?
Send your entries to David Hoggarth, The News, 1000 Lakeside, Western Road, Portsmouth, PO6 3EN or email email@example.com. Deadline for entries is Friday, December 16.
n News readers can get 15 per cent off all three sizes including the ones signed by the Commanding Officer on Julia’s website at pankhurstgallery.com/gallery/naval-ships/an-illustrious-homecoming/ using the coupon code goodbyelusty16. Prints are posted in heavy duty tubes.
Johnston Press are the publishers of The News. Normal Johnston Press competition rules apply, for more information go to www.johnstonpress.co.uk/competition. Closing date is Friday,
December 16. Johnston Press accepts no responsibility for Royal Mail delays or losses.