The Royal Navy Centaur class light fleet aircraft carrier HMS Hermes steams into the Grand Harbour of the Port of Valetta naval base on 20 March 1967 in Valetta, Malta.
The Royal Navy Centaur class light fleet aircraft carrier HMS Hermes steams into the Grand Harbour of the Port of Valetta naval base on 20 March 1967 in Valetta, Malta.

The glorious life of Royal Navy aircraft carrier HMS Hermes – in photos

The world's oldest aircraft carrier, HMS Hermes, served through six decades in two different navies.

Tuesday, 21st July 2020, 2:00 pm
Updated Tuesday, 21st July 2020, 2:07 pm

Hermes was the flagship of the British Royal Navy forces during the 1982 Falklands War and was in service from 1959 until 1984.

She started a new life in India as a maritime museum, south of Mumbai after serving in the Indian Navy and was decommissioned in 2017.

We have had a look back through the archives to find some old photos of HMS Hermes.

What are your memories of when it was based in Portsmouth?

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