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HMS Ark Royal, taken from a Merlin HM1 whilst the ship and squadrons were building up for a Joint Warrior exercise. The Four Harriers had just recovered back on the deck after a low level mission through Wales.

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Old Brown Shoe Navy on

HMS ARK ROYAL 1955-1979. My Father served in her.

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Italian company specialized in the design, manufacture and supply of aircraft equipment. www.uniteddesign.it

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Plymouth Dockyard and he didn't at first spot the 55,000 ton aircraft carrier... Marriage, Misery and the Mediterranean : 'Seaballs' : A Story by Bob Le Vaillant bob@levaillantowen.com

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from Telegraph.co.uk

Super carrier: Britain's largest warships take shape

The Royal Navy's last aircraft carriers - the Invincible class - were not officially classed as carriers but as Through Deck Cruisers to escape a round of defence cuts. Three were built - Invincible (seen here returning from the Falklands conflict), Illustrious and Ark Royal. Invincible and Ark Royal were both scrapped along with their complement of Sea Harriers under the current government's defence cuts. Illustrious has been retained as a helicopter carrier but will be scrapped when HMS…

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Royal Navy Phantom FG1's of 892Sqn, getting ready to deploy to HMS Ark Royal for the last time from RAF Leuchars in 1975

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Unsinkable Sam (aka Oskar/Oscar) - German ship’s cat who saw service in both the Kriegsmarine and Royal Navy during the Second World War, serving on board three vessels (the Bismarck, the HMS Cossack and the HMS Ark Royal) and surviving the sinking of all three.

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Royal Navy fighter pilot Lord Alexander Hawke's Harrier in the skies over Baghdad in the 1st Iraq War. His squadron was based on the HMS Ark Royal.

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HMS Ark Royal - Aircraft Carrier - Launched 13/04/1937 - Sunk 14/11/1941

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Take a good look at this Mr. Cameron , this is what the UK should have , not the promise of the use of some old French crap .

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