British carrier finally sails towards libya

  WhiteTruckMan 20:52 24 Mar 2011

well....sort of.

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I do hope they wave to everyone as they go past.


  Woolwell 22:04 24 Mar 2011

There is an error in that report. HMS Illustrious is still an aircraft carrier and is and was just as capable as Ark Royal however the main difference now is that there isn't any fixed wing aircraft to operate off it.

  sunnystaines 16:57 25 Mar 2011

had the harriers been mothballed instead of ripping apart ASAP they could have been used.

RAF needs its own davis monthan like the USAF

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i can remember be shown hangerss full of canadian F-105's that had been mothballed in scotland when i was young lad.

  Chegs ®™ 06:48 26 Mar 2011

A local businessman tried to buy Invincible to use as a base for offshore windfarms but the MOD refused to sell to him preferring instead to auction off for scrap.

  userious? 08:57 26 Mar 2011

I might be wrong but I thought HMS Hermes was the flagship of the Falklands war and getting rid of the Harrier was a BIG mistake.

  Woolwell 12:06 26 Mar 2011

You're quite right Hermes was the the flagship. The article has several errors.

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