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UK MOD Seeks Ideas to Preserve Iconic HMS Illustrious

UK MOD Seeks Ideas to Preserve Iconic HMS Illustrious

The MoD is looking for ideas for how best to preserve the legacy of the Royal Navy’s Invincible class aircraft ...

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For First Time in Six Years: MV-22 Osprey Lands Aboard ...

For First Time in Six Years: MV-22 Osprey Lands Aboard HMS Illustrious (UK)

Set against a sunset backdrop in the Red Sea an MV-22 Osprey landed on the flight deck of HMS Illustrious for the ...

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UK: Merlin Joins HMS Illustrious

Merlin Joins HMS Illustrious

A Merlin MK1 from 829 Naval Air Squadron is flying the flag for Royal Naval Air Station Culdrose on a show of ...

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HMS Illustrious Welcomes aboard Hellenic Chief of Naval Staff

Vice Admiral Evangelos Apostolakis, Chief of Naval Staff (CNS) for the Hellenic Navy visited HMS Illustrious on ...

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HMS Illustrious Hosts President of Albania

HMS Illustrious Hosts President of Albania

The ship’s company of HMS Illustrious has hosted the President of Albania, His Excellency Mr Bujar Nishani, as ...

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RFA Fort Austin, HMS Illustrious Met Up during Cougar 13

RFA Fort Austin Meets HMS Illustrious on Cougar 13

Two ships deployed on Cougar 13 have met up mid Mediterranean for a swap of supplies vital to the operation. With ...

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HMS Illustrious Conducts RAS with French Tanker

HMS Illustrious Conducts RAS with French Tanker

Royal Navy helicopter carrier HMS Illustrious has held a Replenishment-At-Sea (RAS) with a French tanker as she ...

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UK: Lusty Casts Off for Cougar ’13

Royal Navy helicopter carrier HMS Illustrious sailed from Portsmouth on August 12 as part of an annual deployment ...

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VIDEO: HMS Edinburgh, HMS Illustrious Descend on ...

HMS Edinburgh, HMS Illustrious Descend on Capital for Commemorations

Veteran destroyer HMS Edinburgh and giant helicopter carrier HMS Illustrious brought the capital to a halt as they ...

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UK: HMS Illustrious “Run” Ashore

HMS Illustrious “Run” Ashore

Crew members from HMS Illustrious had a very different type of run ashore in Dublin during a recent visit. A team ...

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UK: HMS Illustrious Goes Green for the Gathering

HMS Illustrious Goes Green for The Gathering

Royal Navy’s aircraft carrier HMS Illustrious has arrived at Dublin Port as part of an international naval ...

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HMS Illustrious Completes Her Visit to Liverpool, UK

After a five-day visit, HMS Illustrious leaves Liverpool today – for possibly the last time – after kindling ...

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HMS Illustrious Visits Mediterranean Island of Malta

HMS Illustrious Visits Mediterranean Island of Malta

HMS Illustrious has arrived at the Mediterranean island of Malta for a five-day visit. More than 1,500 sailors and ...

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HMS Illustrious Sailors Pay Tribute to Their Wartime ...

HMS Illustrious Sailors Pay Tribute to Their Wartime Forebears

Sailors from HMS Illustrious paid tribute to their wartime forebears as they helped to tidy up Malta’s naval ...

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HMS Illustrious Arrives in Malta

HMS Illustrious Arrives in Malta

More than 1500 sailors and marines lined the deck of the Portsmouth-based helicopter carrier as she entered the ...

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HMS Illustrious to Visit Malta

A task response group of the Royal Navy is going to visit Malta between 19 and 23 November, writes the Malta ...

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HMS Illustrious Leaves for Major Mediterranean Exercise

HMS Illustrious Leaves for Major Mediterranean Exercise

Sea King and Merlin helicopters emerged from the mist to land on HMS Illustrious before she sailed for a major ...

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UK: Families Experience Their Loved Ones’ Working ...

The Nation’s high readiness carrier, HMS Illustrious, has swapped her helicopters and Royal Marines Commandos for ...

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UK: HMS Illustrious Celebrates Her 30th Birthday in Style

HMS Illustrious Celebrates Her 30th Birthday in Style

The crew of the helicopter and commando carrier HMS Illustrious celebrated her 30th birthday in style on May 30 ...

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UK: Royal Navy Helicopter, HMS Illustrious Take Part in ...

Royal Navy Helicopter, HMS Illustrious Take Part in Joint Warrior

The Royal Navy helicopter and commando carrier, HMS Illustrious, has joined one of the largest military exercises ...

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UK: HMS Illustrious ‘Sets Standard’ for Flying at Sea

HMS Illustrious ‘Sets Standard’ for Flying at Sea

HMS Illustrious is the safest place to be in the Royal Navy if you’re flying after the famous carrier won a ...

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