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HMS Illustrious in New York
HMS Illustrious in New York
The Purbrook team are, left to right, Jon Harvey, Elizabeth Norris and Peter Emmett

THIS WEEK IN 1975: Purbrook Park is a talking success

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The longer you look at this picture, the more moving it becomes.

This was the Portsmouth-based aircraft carrier HMS Illustrious passing the Twin Towers of the World Trade Centre in Lower Manhattan, New York, in February 1984.

After Lusty’s forced retirement earlier this week, she now joins the towers as a memory of what once was.

Our Pictures from the Past supplement tomorrow will be devoted to Lusty’s illustrious 30-year life.