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  1. ILLUSTRIOUS

    ILLUSTRIOUS

    LUSTY in the Walney Channel following launch
  2. Goal Keeper Illustrious

    Goal Keeper Illustrious

    Goal Keeper system landed from Illustrious now on display at Priddys Hard, Gosport.
  3. Illustrious 1985  0300am Arctic summer.

    Illustrious 1985 0300am Arctic summer.

    I made a point of taking this picture during a particularly cold horrible time in the Arctic doing the then usual 3 month ASW trawl for Soviet submarines, often in company with a poor Towed array Leander. It managed to keep the rose tinted memories at bay! 814 squadron Mk5 Sea Kings.
  4. Ex: HMS ILLUSTRIOUS R06

    Ex: HMS ILLUSTRIOUS R06

    Sailing from Portsmouth for the last time on 7th December 2016
  5. Ex: HMS ILLUSTRIOUS R06

    Ex: HMS ILLUSTRIOUS R06

    Sailing from Portsmouth for the last time on 7th December 2016
  6. Ex: HMS ILLUSTRIOUS R06

    Ex: HMS ILLUSTRIOUS R06

    Sailing from Portsmouth for the last time on 7th December 2016
  7. Illustrious

    Illustrious

    Illustrious leaving Portsmouth for the final time.
  8. Illustrious

    Illustrious

    Illustrious leaving Portsmouth for the final time.
  9. Illustrious

    Illustrious

    Illustrious leaving Portsmouth for the final time.
  10. Illustrious

    Illustrious

    Portsmouth line up, Illustrious and co
  11. Illustrious Gibraltar

    Illustrious Gibraltar

    View of Gib taken from HMS Illustrious ramp 1984
  12. Illustrious and 849

    Illustrious and 849

    October 1985 onboard Illustrious, two Sea king helicopters got into difficulty simultaneously, however one was south the other north of mother, after the first ASW mk5 was recovered safely we about turned and pushed at full speed to meet the 849 squadron AEW aircraft, unfortunately she ran out of fu
  13. ILLUSTRIOUS fits out

    ILLUSTRIOUS fits out

    HMS ILLUSTRIOUS on Tyneside.
  14. HMS Illustrious

    HMS Illustrious

    Returning to Portsmouth after a day at sea off the South Coast. HMS Illustrious Ordered: 14 May 1976 Builder: Swan Hunter, Tyne and Wear, United Kingdom Laid down: 7 October 1976 Launched: 14 December 1978 Sponsored by: Princess Margaret, Countess of Snowdon Commissioned: 20 June 1982 Homeport: HMN
  15. HMS RICHMOND

    HMS RICHMOND

    With HMS Illustrious astern
  16. Illustrious

    Illustrious

    Image taken onboard Illustrious at midnight very north and left a bit during anti submarine work in 1985 The wet deck effect is due to de-icer, you dare not touch anything metal for fear of becoming a flight deck fixture! 814 squadron had 8 Sea King Mk5 constantly rippled to maintain three airbourne
  17. Global 86

    Global 86

    Global 86 joke, well not for those left behind on Illustrious!
  18. Illustrious

    Illustrious

    Illustrious arriving at Portsmouth on the 19 May 1988 , with the RMAS Bustler on the bow and RMAS Powerful on the stern.
  19. Illustrious

    Illustrious

    HMS Illustrious cutting through the water at speed to enable aircraft to land on her deck. This WWII photo( taken in the period 1940-1942) was taken just after a Swordfish had made a landing. The deck crew are taking it to the forward lift.
  20. Portsmouth 24 September 2011

    Portsmouth 24 September 2011

    HM Ships Westminster, Illustrious and Dauntless.
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