RETRO: Watch the last voyage of HMS Illustrious from Portsmouth

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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The triumphant entry of HMS Queen Elizabeth to Portsmouth brings back memories of a sadder time when a mighty carrier passed through the harbour mouth

HMS Illustrious headed out, not in, when she was towed out last December heading for a Turkish scrapyard. Here's Press Association video from the time.

HMS Illustrious leaves Portsmouth for the last time'Picture: Shaun Roster

HMS Illustrious leaves Portsmouth for the last time'Picture: Shaun Roster