HMS Illustrious

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Comments (13)

Kevin Childress on May 12, 2013

That's bad ass! An aircraft carrier?

keepclicking on May 13, 2013

Yes, sure. She is in London as part of the commemoration of the North Atlantic convoys during WWII. After that, she is being decommisioned and scrapped. We have bought ourselves a new one.

ian1949 on May 15, 2013

Ships have changed somewhat.

keepclicking on May 15, 2013

Everything moves on Ian. I wonde what the new one looks like.

GasGasL€X on May 19, 2013

Lovely old carrier, wasnt Australia going to buy this back in the 1980's after we scrapped HMAS Melbourne?

keepclicking on May 19, 2013

I don't know. We seem to be in a habit of sending you our duds. Do you have a carrier at the moment?

GasGasL€X on May 21, 2013

I remember Australia had a MOU to by the HMAS Invincible but then that fell through... No Australia has had no carrier since the HMAS Melbourne was decommisioned in 1983.. Today we rely on the USofA to help us with their carriers... :)

keepclicking on May 21, 2013

One would of thought, with the vast coast line you have, a strong Navy was a must. Mind you, warfare is changing these days, so I guess unmanned drones are more important.

GasGasL€X on May 21, 2013

Our strong navy and coast guard cant even stop the leaking wooden piles of junk filled with Middle eastern non assimilating assylum seekers who imperiously sail into our west coast harbours without being detected... :((

keepclicking on May 21, 2013

We have the same at Dover where they sneak in on and sometimes under the trucks coming through Europe.

Gordon670 on June 28, 2013

Another historic photograph, well worth framing,

shame they did not frame the ship as well

Cheers KC all the best Gordon

Diggory Venn on August 18, 2013

Greetings dear keepcklicking!I remember when I met HMS Illustrious R06!In those times I had been serving USSR Pacific Fleet and it was on the board of Kresta II -class cruiser "Admiral Oktyabrsky".We was enemies in those bygone times of Cold War.Best regards and good wishes to You!Diggory Venn,Old Good Russian Friend!:)

keepclicking on August 18, 2013

Hi Diggory. Glad we are now all friends. It was a stark and horrid time. I appreciate your visits and hope I can bring you some joy in areas other than things military.

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Photo details

  • Uploaded on May 12, 2013
  • © All Rights Reserved
    by keepclicking
    • Camera: Canon EOS 60D
    • Taken on 2013/05/12 05:38:47
    • Exposure: 0.004s (1/250)
    • Focal Length: 68.00mm
    • F/Stop: f/8.000
    • ISO Speed: ISO100
    • Exposure Bias: 0.00 EV
    • No flash