The HMS Illustrious

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    PLEASE NOTE: I'm sorry the picture is in bad quality, its the best I could do! The HMS Illustrious HMS Illustrious was a light aircraft carrier of the Royal Navy and the second of three Invincible-class ships constructed in the late 1970s and early 1980s. My granddad, Harry Wilson, was a blacksmith and helped to build the HMS Illustrious. He welded the railings and the panels of the ship and he worked in the Wallsend ship yards. Members of the family, including my dad who was only a young boy, were invited for a special tour of the ship before it was launched.
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    Resource type: Image
    Added by: Lauren Wilson
    Last modified: 7 years, 2 months ago
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