From an article in the Telegraph about HMS Illustrious' (My last ship I served in) final voyage from Pompey. You must log in or register to reply here.

The HMS Illustrious Association was formerly known as the "Old Illustrians’ Association" and was formed by a group of wartime Old Boys who were invited on board the 5th ILLUSTRIOUS on 9 September 1983. Many a bacon butty & a cup of coffee at the half-way cafe.

The HMS Illustrious Association approached the organisors of the event and invited them to serve in various roles on the committee in order to assist in increasng our numbers further, and we are pleased that say that the invitation was accepted and as a result of this, we have been undergoing a major transformation in the way the Association is organised. If it wasn't for HMS Centurion drafting prowess, the owner would never have become a millionnaire. She was commissioned on 20th June 1982 (3 month early during work-up trials, due to the Falklands crisis). HMS Illustrious Association a 1 876 membres. For a better experience, please enable JavaScript in your browser before proceeding. Must admit, I thought anyone that has served General Service for three or more sea drafts in the last 32 years, must've served on the Invince, Lusty or Ark. The Association’s first meeting was held in T.S.

1 Night  2 or 3 nights half board accommodation, All rooms en suite with hospitality tray and colour TVs, Gala Night 5 course Dinner Saturday night, with a wine reception, glass of port for loyal toast, Saturday Trip to the National Memorial Arboretum with, Sole use of a room for AGM and Gala dinner, Sunday Trip to Leicester Senior Service Club with Buffet & Tot, Reduced Bar Prices on Selected Drinks all Weekend, BY David Rogers for the HMS Illustrious Association, Friday 23rd October 2020 to Monday 26 October 2020. We have also been very active on Social Media namely 'Facebook' and 'Twitter' which has been an invaluable source of not only attracting new members but exposing the Association to 'The World'.

Few realise it was the only one of the three that had single cabins for all rates, a cabaret showbar & an Olympic sized, heated swimming pool, 24 London buses in the hangar and three footie pitches on the flight deck. For a better experience, please enable JavaScript in your browser before proceeding. In 2016 the Reunion was held at the Atlantic Hotel in Liverpool and in 2017, it will be held in a very exciting funfilled venue in Portsmouth.

De Trafford, Stretford, on 3 December 1983.

Ships sail ready for almost every contingency, as do the sailors in them.

(Medals that is). Around 1942, he visited some relatives in Washington on a days leave.

HMS Illustrious - Royal Navy Static Park??????????
​ In early 2016, and with the new commitment and enthusiasm of the new players, it was quickly identified that the Association needed to modernise and bring us into the 21st Century, and as a result of this the Association launched a new more interactive website in Febraury 2016 which enabled new and existing members to join/renew 'online' and in doing so, the Association has attracted over 200 new members.

The Association will now hold a Reunion in the 'North' and then the 'South' in alternate years. You are using an out of date browser. It may not display this or other websites correctly.

The Association’s first meeting was held in T.S. The HMS Illustrious Association has a new website and we are actively looking for new members.

anybody know if the lusty association has a web site.....i was one of the first ships co on there at swan hunter then down south ect.

HMS ILLUSTRIOUS ASSOCIATION The 5th HMS ILLUSTRIOUS was named and launched on 1st December 1978 by HRH Princess Margaret and Admiral of the Fleet, Earl Mountbatten of Burma. It is engraved with 'H.M.S. ​ Now that HMS Illustrious has sadly left our shores for the last time, it is even more reason why we we should keep her spirit alive and we would invite those that served in Illustrious or their families to consider joining us as not only will you have the opportunity to meet up with old shipmates that you had the privalage of serving with, but you will also have the privalage of meeting up with those that you did not, and all with one thing in common - HMS Illustrious. If you served in HMS Illustrious and would like to become a member, please visit the site for more details. This event was total sucess but was independant of the Association, a 'one off' so to speak, but the Committee were kind enough to have been invited to this event as the team from the first commision were keen to see that the Association should also benefit from the success of this event.

The HMS Illustrious Association has a new website and we are actively looking for new members. [/quote], right shipmates i eventually found out about the lusty assoc and am now a proud member we are trying to swell the ranks and hopefully get a web site up and running...info can be found by e-mailing ann lefley at. a Pompey based rating on a guzz based ship and meeting my mates at the Bridport Café as our paths crossed. Yep, happy days.

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