Celebrating 25 years

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Celebrating 25 years

Post by Deepol » Thu Jul 28, 2016 9:15 am

An Indian Navy photo courtesy of Anton and Sergio Grimaldi showing the carrier VIRAAT celebrating 25 years service in 2012.
She of course was the former HMS HERMES completed by Vickers at Barrow in 1959 and acquired by the Indian Navy in 1987.
The last British built ship and the oldest unit of the Indian Navy she sailed to Cochin on July 23rd 2016 for final decommissioning and no doubt eventual breaking.
Portaerei Viraat 25 anni al servizio.jpg
My shot of HMS Hermes off Rosyth in January 1983 following her South Atlantic adventures.
Paul Strathdee

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