HMS Illustrious

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  1. wafujack

    wafujack New member

    Are we any further forward on understanding what will happen to Lusty when she is decommisioned in 2014 i know the original plan was just to sell her but i believe that changed when invincible was scrapped. I have heard of a plan to turn her into a museum on the thames anybody throw any light on this?=-\\\\\\\\
  2. Graeme

    Graeme New member

  3. trelawney126

    trelawney126 War Hero

    Wonder if they've managed to save a Harrier to put on it when she retires
  4. ianandnadine

    ianandnadine Badgeman

    Plenty of working Harriers still in use by the RN (for training), 9 or 10 the last time I looked.
  5. scouse

    scouse New member

    View topic - RAF Cottesmore Harriers revisited ..... You sure !!!!!!!! As it's not current military shouldn't these pics be in the Warbirds or Golden Oldies section? They are no longer in service with the RAF or RN and never will !!!!!
  6. ianandnadine

    ianandnadine Badgeman

    As I said "used in training" not in service. If they need one to stick on display then there are plenty available to choose from is what I meant.
  7. trelawney126

    trelawney126 War Hero

    Those aren't proper jobs, perhaps M&S makebelieve Harriers, and certainly not the ones we used down south. Those were proper Sea Harriers resplendant in their RN Livery, not adulterated by an inferior and junior service livery
  8. Not_a_boffin

    Not_a_boffin War Hero

    He's talking about the half dozen or so FA2 that live at Culdrose servicing the SFDO.

    As far as Lusty goes, all that has been suggested is that she will be available for disposal as a museum, provided that a credible and well-financed plan is in place when she pays off or thereabouts. If no plan, off to Turkey, quick as you like.

    A credible plan means first and foremost having a guaranteed berth in a location where there will be sufficient tourists / conference hosts etc to make it viable, which pretty much means either London or Pompey. Both locations would need some serious effort to secure that berth.

    At the minute, no-one appears to be doing anything about it (publically), so unfortunately, unless there are things going on in the background, it's as you were, off to Leyals in 2016......
  9. Janus

    Janus New member

    Knowing the RN she'll either become a nice set of saucepans or used for target practice

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