WATCH: Our salute to HMS Illustrious

Here's our salute to the former HMS Illustrious as she prepares to leave Portsmouth for the last time.

Tuesday, 6th December 2016, 12:08 pm
Updated Tuesday, 6th December 2016, 12:51 pm
HMS Illustrious. Picture: PO(PHOT) Christine Wood

Footage from the Royal Navy and pictures from our files show the mighty warship in her prime.

The former aircraft carrier is scheduled to leave Portsmouth bound for the scrapyard at 9.30am on Wednesday, weather permitting.

We plan to stream footage on Facebook Live at facebook.com/portsmouthnews

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HMS Illustrious. Picture: PO(PHOT) Christine Wood
HMS Illustrious. Picture: PO(PHOT) Christine Wood