HMS Illustrious 1982

HMS Illustrious was a light aircraft carrier of the Royal Navy and the second of three Invincible-class ships constructed in the late 1970s and early 1980s. She was the fifth warship and second aircraft carrier to bear the name Illustrious, and was affectionately known to her crew as “Lusty”. 

Aircraft carried: Up to 22 helicopters with the combination of:: 




Sea King

Decommissioned: 28 August 2014