Last Wednesday I was tasked by BBC News to cover the final departure of the Royal Navy Aircraft carrier HMS Illustrious from her home port of Portsmouth as she sets off for a scrapyard in Turkey. She has been sold for a measly 2 million pounds and will follow the fate of her two sister ships and be broken up for scrap metal. Here is a mixture of photos, screen grabs and our edited news piece from that day on the Dock wall. A sad but proud day for British Military history, but a big look forward to the new Carriers coming online… Hope to be filming the news on those soon.
Correspondent Jonny Beale, Producer Jon Ironmonger and I edited a full 2.27 minute long VT for the One o’clock news and a 1800 radio piece for the story.