HMS Illustrious rededication completes long road out of refit

#1
Ministry of Defence said:
As when she first joined the Fleet in 1982, HMS Illustrious has once again been formally welcomed into the bosom of the Royal Navy with a rededication ceremony at sea.

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#2
I take it we have some airframes worthy of flying from it then.....
 
#3
Now that we have got an aircraft carrier back perhaps all those who moan about us not having one will shut up. And don't tell me that we haven't got any aeroplanes to fly off it because that can't be important since we're building a new one and it might not have aircraft.
 

AlienFTM

MIA
Book Reviewer
#5
Now that we have got an aircraft carrier back perhaps all those who moan about us not having one will shut up. And don't tell me that we haven't got any aeroplanes to fly off it because that can't be important since we're building a new one and it might not have aircraft.
Those of us who bothered to read the link saw that she is now employed "as Britain's on-call helicopter carrier".

So in the absence of Harriers, the chance of there being no moaning about flying aeroplanes (by which I don't personally include wockas) off the Lusty rates somewhere between Bob Hope and No Hope.
 
#6
I did read the link but we can still sail it along the coastline of Johnnie Foreigner. He might have not have read the link.
 

seaweed

LE
Book Reviewer
#7
Ironic that forty years after the design process started this 'through-deck cruiser' is back in its original intended role as a helicopter carrier.
 

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