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British Navy Looking to Preserve ‘Illustrious’

The Ministry of Defence is looking for ideas on how best to preserve the legacy of the Royal Navy’s Invincible-Class aircraft carriers.The last of the ships, ‘HMS Illustrious’, is due to retire in late 2014 after 32 years of distinguished service that has seen her involved in operations around the world. [object HTMLTextAreaElement] via British […]

Royal Navy taskforce sets sail ahead of Gibraltar visit – BBC News

A Royal Navy deployment, which will include a stop at Gibraltar, will leave UK ports over the next few days, amid tensions between Spain and the UK. A warship is due to dock at the British territory within a week, a deployment described by the MoD as “long-planned”. It comes as increased vehicle checks at […]