£450.00 (inc. VAT)

HMS Illustrious was the lead ship of her class of aircraft carriers

Built by Vickers Armstrong

A distinguished service history with many battle honours

HMS Illustrious was transferred to Force H for the Battle of Salerno in mid-1943 and then rejoined the Eastern Fleet in the Indian Ocean at the beginning of 1944. Her aircraft attacked several targets in the Japanese-occupied Dutch East Indies over the following year before Illustrious was transferred to the newly formed British Pacific Fleet

In 1942 HMS Birmingham escorted a convoy to Mahajanga West Coast where the 10th Infantry Brigade was landed under air cover provided by the aircraft carrier HMS Illustrious

She was broken up in 1956

1 in stock