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Aircraft carrier HMS Illustrious retires

An aircraft carrier that served in Bosnia and the Gulf was formally taken out of service on Thursday.

HMS Illustrious was decommissioned in a ceremony at Portsmouth naval base.

The aircraft carrier was in service for 32 years and travelled over 900,000 miles.

Duncan Kennedy reports from Portsmouth.

  • 28 Aug 2014
  • From the section UK
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