Yep, in my time it always seemed to be Fearless that was the preferred option & Intrepid was the one used for spares pending the arrival of Albion & Bulwark. Certainly that seemed the case since the Falklands onwards, despite the alarming amount of fires the pair used to have.
Nevertheless always sad to see a big old ship scrapped- they certainly don't build them like that anymore- I needed a ladder just to get over the hatch coamings!
Its strange how we get all emotional with lumps of metal painted grey. I was on hermes down south & got drafted a month after we got home along with 6 other AHs. I remember we were all in the ships landrover going to the station & everyone of us had a tear in our eyes.