HMS Trafalgar last trip into Guzz

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#1
Just seen coverage on BBC Southwest news, had a chuckle to myself as they showed "some of the ship's company of HMS Illustrious" lining the flight deck ... well, there were 5 of them!!! You'd have thought they could have made a bit more of an effort than that surely?

Anyway, that was it, she is now safely back in the basin and awaiting disposal at some future date.
 
#6
My brother was wrecker on there 88-96 I think,they called him the naked Wrecker if anyone remembers him. Will tell him its up for disposal. What do they do with all the mess gizzits,he was SRs mess pres for a while,might be something of interest to him
 
#7
What is the rationale behind decommissioning Trafalgar before Sceptre - wouldn't it make more sense to decommission the last in the Swiftsure class before moving on to the newer Trafalgar class?

With the planned move up to Faslane eventually, how many will still be in service by the time they finally leave Devenport?
 
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chris78290 said:
What is the rationale behind decommissioning Trafalgar before Sceptre - wouldn't it make more sense to decommission the last in the Swiftsure class before moving on to the newer Trafalgar class?

With the planned move up to Faslane eventually, how many will still be in service by the time they finally leave Devenport?
Traf needs refuelling (reactor wise) therefore makes sense to de-commish now.

3 are planned to be running when they go North
 
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StixJimboRM said:
Just seen coverage on BBC Southwest news, had a chuckle to myself as they showed "some of the ship's company of HMS Illustrious" lining the flight deck ... well, there were 5 of them!!! You'd have thought they could have made a bit more of an effort than that surely?

Anyway, that was it, she is now safely back in the basin and awaiting disposal at some future date.
Carrier Queens,

There were not there to see the Traf, they were probably having a cigarette.
 
#13
Many moons ago we visited a aircraft museum type place at Torbay took my son on the gun emplacement 50p a go complete with a taped bootneck bugler playing. Later while her indoors was cremating in the kitchen I read the museum brochure it came from the old Albion. Beggars belief when I look at me old photos taken on the Albion that in the future my son would be playing soldiers with that gun.
 

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