A restored HMS Warrior

Simon Hart in a family snap the day Warrior arrived in Portsmouth - June 16, 1987
Simon Hart in a family snap the day Warrior arrived in Portsmouth - June 16, 1987
A little fuzzy perhaps but here we see Portsdown Hill Road where it meets London Road. The George pub would be on the right behind the soldiers. 'Picture: Barry Cox Collection

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It’s 25 years since restored HMS Warrior returned to Portsmouth, once her home port.

She was the first armour-plated, iron-hulled warship built for the Royal Navy and a young Simon Hart was there on June 16, 1987, to welcome her back to her natural home.