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

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

HMS Illustrious. Picture: PO(PHOT) Christine Wood

HMS Illustrious. Picture: PO(PHOT) Christine Wood

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