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Re: HMS Illustrious farewell
« Reply #75 on: December 06, 2016, 04:53:49 PM »

Thanks Colin,will do
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Re: HMS Illustrious farewell
« Reply #76 on: December 06, 2016, 10:20:28 PM »


got some taken onboard decommission day, also been promised some from her move from no3 basin and also be there tomorrow


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Re: HMS Illustrious farewell
« Reply #77 on: December 07, 2016, 03:59:24 AM »

It's official now.  See BBC News feature

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-hampshire-38224115
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Re: HMS Illustrious farewell
« Reply #78 on: December 07, 2016, 09:39:18 AM »

Live updates on BBC as HMS Illustrious leaves Portsmouth for the last time.

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/live/uk-england-hampshire-38224118
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Re: HMS Illustrious farewell
« Reply #79 on: December 07, 2016, 11:16:10 AM »

I have got some good photos. Will post later on when I get home. Having second breakfast at Langstone at the moment!


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Re: HMS Illustrious farewell
« Reply #80 on: December 07, 2016, 11:47:53 AM »

Mayhem must have been quiet, I believe a few of us were there to see Illustrious go. It is always a good idea to grab a good spot..The Round Tower was a media circus, so I found somewhere else.
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Re: HMS Illustrious farewell
« Reply #81 on: December 07, 2016, 11:50:48 AM »

The tug was first out. Not attached to the carrier as they left the harbour. All that work is currently taking place in the Solent.
The crowds had gathered at every vantage point, the BBC were using up the licence fee :-))
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Re: HMS Illustrious farewell
« Reply #82 on: December 07, 2016, 11:54:11 AM »

Then the old girl hove into view. Only the sound of camera shutters, waves on the beach and three cheers from the former sailors on the Round Tower, broke the silence.
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Re: HMS Illustrious farewell
« Reply #83 on: December 07, 2016, 11:57:18 AM »

And with that, another twenty thousand tons of crown estate was off to become razor blades <:(
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Re: HMS Illustrious farewell
« Reply #84 on: December 07, 2016, 01:05:10 PM »

Is it just me or is this country starting to feel very vulnerable with our Navy at an all time low, there's never been a better time for a would be attacker, granted those ships we do have and the new carriers are state of the art but they can't be every where, unless they also have a secret time warp capability.  {:-{
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Re: HMS Illustrious farewell
« Reply #85 on: December 07, 2016, 01:19:21 PM »

Shhhh, you will give Argentina ideas....
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Re: HMS Illustrious farewell
« Reply #86 on: December 07, 2016, 01:32:09 PM »

Well it wouldn't be the first time would it.  >:-o
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Re: HMS Illustrious farewell
« Reply #87 on: December 07, 2016, 03:11:52 PM »

You sometime wonder if we ever learn from history.  The clouds are there but know one seems to see what is over the horizon. 1931 to 1936 springs to mind.
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Re: HMS Illustrious farewell
« Reply #88 on: December 07, 2016, 03:27:27 PM »

As Unionist MP George Wyndham said around 1912: “We want eight and we won’t wait!”

Aircraft carriers are the modern Dreadnoughts.  Well, we have zero (even without fighter planes) for the foreseeable future.
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Re: HMS Illustrious farewell
« Reply #89 on: December 07, 2016, 03:38:50 PM »

My lad was on one of the tugs that took her from 3 basin to North West Wall.
He was on SD Powerful today guiding her out.


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Re: HMS Illustrious farewell
« Reply #90 on: December 07, 2016, 04:04:20 PM »

Yes, the Round Tower was useless for taking photos as the media were out in force. We walked up harbour a little way to the open space next to the Spice Island Inn which was not crowded and gave an excellent view as Illustrious came into view. We managed to catch her again from the ramparts after she had passed through the entrance.

A very sad and dignified exit for a ship which has given over 30 year's excellent service.

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Re: HMS Illustrious farewell
« Reply #91 on: December 07, 2016, 04:05:47 PM »

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Re: HMS Illustrious farewell
« Reply #92 on: December 07, 2016, 04:07:29 PM »

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Re: HMS Illustrious farewell
« Reply #93 on: December 07, 2016, 04:09:59 PM »

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Re: HMS Illustrious farewell
« Reply #94 on: December 07, 2016, 04:27:01 PM »


Great set of photos those Colin..


Take it She was given a lick of paint before departure as She looks very clean, almost New !!

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Re: HMS Illustrious farewell
« Reply #95 on: December 07, 2016, 04:38:00 PM »

Yes I second that Colin, depicting the final departure of a graceful old lady, sad but dignified comes to mind.  {:-{

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Re: HMS Illustrious farewell
« Reply #96 on: December 07, 2016, 05:15:11 PM »

As said she looks quite clean but what do they do to the superstructure ?, looks like it been sanded down, seen it before on other navy ships going for scrap
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Re: HMS Illustrious farewell
« Reply #97 on: December 07, 2016, 05:17:21 PM »

'Special coatings' have been removed...nope, me neither?
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Re: HMS Illustrious farewell
« Reply #98 on: December 07, 2016, 05:17:37 PM »

There was a reference in the sale spec to the 'removal of coatings'. Maybe it was radar absorbing paint or something similar.

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Re: HMS Illustrious farewell
« Reply #99 on: December 07, 2016, 05:23:33 PM »

Maybe, seems strange thing to do
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