The Ark to be scrapped

Discussion in 'Postwar' started by Peter Clare, Oct 19, 2010.

  1. idler

    idler GeneralList


    The Falklands will be if we keep this up... ;)
  2. Owen

    Owen -- --- -.. MOD


    agreed I mean.
  3. Peter Clare

    Peter Clare Very Senior Member

    BBC News - Final farewell for decommissioned warship HMS Ark Royal

    The aircraft carrier HMS Ark Royal has been decommissioned at a ceremony in its home base of Portsmouth.

    The warship was scrapped after 25 years' service as part of the government's defence budget review.
    The move leaves the Navy without the capability of launching fixed-wing aircraft until replacements come into service at the end of the decade.
    The ship's white ensign was lowered for the last time at a special ceremony as Auld Lang Syne was sung.
    The vessel's last remaining 150 sailors took part in the event in front of about 900 guests, including families and former commanding officers.

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