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HMS Illustrious Navwar RNM12

HMS Illustrious Navwar RNM12


Deck sized to Navwar's N123a ILLUSTRIOUS CAH with ski-ramp

HMS Illustrious the second of three Invincible-class. In 1982, the conflict in the Falklands necessitated that Illustrious be completed and rushed south to join her sister ship HMS Invincible and the veteran carrier HMS Hermes.  She arrived in the Falklands to relieve Invincible on 28 August 1982. Returning to the United Kingdom, she was not formally commissioned into the fleet until 20 March 1983.


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