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H.M.S. Illustrious

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H.M.S. Illustrious

What shall we do with it, when it is de-commisioned at the end of this year?
Program on BBC1 South at 19:30  "Inside Out"....
( local BBC South news item..... Seems different areas may have other items )...
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randpwar
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They can give it to our local Sea Scouts….not too sure it would get up the Avon though  Wink
My son and daughter spent a day with their Sea Scout group on Illustrious last year and had a marvellous day. They even had the experience of being on it when it was moved from one mooring across to the other side of the harbour, albeit pulled by tugs but a great experience nonetheless  
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Lend it to 7up so he can go and get his "yacht" Wink
TORPC
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Journeys beat me to it Roll eyes Wink
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Lend it to 7up so he can go and get his "yacht" Wink

Stuff the yacht that floating airport would do me very nicely instead  Cheesy
No seriously if anyone has any contacts, just tell them to meet me near the thames estuary with it and I'll row it away from there  Wink
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TORPC
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It'll take more than a few slaves oops I mean people to row that boat oops I meant ship Roll eyes Wink
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floating airport

Has anybody mentioned this to Boris ..?
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Re: H.M.S. Illustrious

This is what it might look like....
(watch to the end)
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It'll take more than a few slaves oops I mean people to row that boat oops I meant ship Roll eyes Wink

No worries I'm sure I can find me some spinach somewhere..
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Watch out for and make sure he dont steel your holiday home and sail off in the night with your Olive Roll eyes
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lol
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floating airport

Has anybody mentioned this to Boris ..?

Be a lot of fun trying to land a Dreamliner on it.... !...
Need to get a good speed up,  about 75 knots minimum  ( I should think). ... keep a steady course.... with the wind down the flight deck/approach line.... dreamliner would need to have arrester hook installed, and need to have catapult shoe attached...

Erm.... not quite sure the passengers would like the G forces involved...  Shocked
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Talking of illustrious I forgot about this on the DM yesterday:
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I reckon HMS Illustrious should be used for Royal Navy training exercises around the Falklands  Wink
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Give it a refit and have it available as a hospital ship to help out in disasters.
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