Veterans relive thier time experience with HMS Illustrious

VETERANS have reflected upon their time aboard the former HMS Illustrious with both sadness and joy.

Captain Jerry Kyd, commanding officer of HMS Queen Elizabeth 

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Captain of navy’s new aircraft carrier confident warship will deliver

BRITAIN’S new aircraft carriers will make it a potent force, driving the nation squarely to the top of the maritime elite.

INTO THE SUNSET HMS Illustrious leaves the Med for the Adriatic for her last deployment there in the winter of 1995

LUSTY: Life and times of the last of the Harrier carriers

So, Trusty Lusty has gone on her way to a Turkish breaker’s.


Naval pride for Lusty as she leaves Portsmouth

SAILORS onboard the Royal Navy’s biggest ever warship HMS Queen Elizabeth have today spoken of their pride while saying farewell to their former ship Illustrious.

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Havant train station.
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Strike action leaves schoolgirl ‘terrified’ at Havant station

A 15-year-old schoolgirl was left stranded at a railway station with boys taunting her after no bus replacement service was provided.

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Firefighters conducting lift rescue at Southsea block of flats

FIRE crews are currently dealing with a lift rescue in Southsea.

A new five pound note.

Why fivers with a Jane Austen engraving could be worth £50,000

Brits are being urged to check their new fivers after engraved bank notes worth as much as £50,000 were circulated in a Willie Wonka-style ‘Golden Ticket’ giveaway.

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Christmas fair in Fareham raises hundreds for NICU at QA Hospital

HUNDREDS of pounds has been raised for the baby unit at Queen Alexandra Hospital.


WATCH: Portsmouth teenager’s hilarious response to Southern Rail strikes

The internet has been full of train passengers complaining about the Southern Rail strikes, but this teenager has taken things a step further.

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Vic Reeves and Bob Mortimer performing their new live stage show "25 Years of Reeves & Mortimer - The Poignant Moments," the UK tour continues until 16 February.

REVIEW: 25 Years of Reeves & Mortimer: The Poignant Moments at Portsmouth Guildhall

It’s been a year in the making due to Bob Mortimer’s heart surgery but it was worth the wait. Reeves and Mortimer provided a nostalgic journey of slapstick with familiar characters from their Smell Of... series to Shooting Stars.

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Crowds gather at the Round Tower in Old Portsmouth to say goodbye to Illustrious. Picture: Tom Cotterill PPP-160712-112753001

Lusty’s pride for Portsmouth shines through as she bids farewell

ILLUSTRIOUS poured out her pride for Portsmouth for the final time as she sailed with dignity out of the Solent, onwards to her final resting place.


PICTURE GALLERY: Lusty leaves Portsmouth

Pictures captures the last departure from Portsmouth of the former HMS Illustrious.

Police and coastguard at Eastney Esplanade after mens clothing was found at 9.40am on December 6. Picture: UK News in Pictures

UPDATE: Police marine unit to patrol Southsea seafront after clothes found

Members of Hampshire Constabulary’s marine unit will continue to patrol the Southsea area after the discovery of mens clothing.

Defence Secretary Michael Fallon says Illustrious ‘set the highest standards’

Defence Secretary Michael Fallon says Illustrious ‘set the highest standards’

Defence Secretary Michael Fallon today saluted the former HMS Illustrious.

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Warning: The hidden danger that could be in your child’s Christmas toy

People buying children’s Christmas toys are being urged to ensure any small ‘button’ batteries are securely fixed in place.

REVEALED: Latest most wanted suspects in Portsmouth area

REVEALED: Latest most wanted suspects in Portsmouth area

Here are the latest faces police are looking for in connection with recent crimes in the Portsmouth area.

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HMS Illustrious arriving in Singapore to deliver aid. Picture: Ray Jones PPP-150129-132325001

REVEALED: Eight facts about Lusty you may not know

HERE are eight facts about Illustrious before she bids farewell to her home port today.

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Portsmouth pupil presented with prize after winning MP’s Christmas card competition

PORTSMOUTH South MP Flick Drummond has presented the winner of a Christmas card competition with a prize in a school assembly.

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Fatal A3(M) crash could have been suicide, inquest hears

A MAN who died in a car crash could have caused the collision on purpose to commit suicide, a coroner’s court heard.

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