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Save this Falk­lands icon from scrap­yard

- Falkland Islands · United Kingdom · India · Turkey · Kingston upon Hull · Sheffield · Indian Navy · Indian Navy

HMs Her­mes, Bri­tain’s flag­ship dur­ing the Falk­lands war, is set to be scrapped in In­dia (Mail). Bri­tain is a mar­itime na­tion and it is a lu­di­crous sit­u­a­tion that we do not have an air­craft car­rier in our her­itage col­lec­tion. the fa­mous car­rier HMs Il­lus­tri­ous ended up go­ing to tur­key for scrap. It should have been turned into a tourist at­trac­tion in Hull, where it could have gen­er­ated mil­lions. after serv­ing in the In­dian Navy for decades, HMs Her­mes should be brought home. would a phi­lan­thropist pay the scrap price and tow­ing fees? a cer­tain par­cel firm may wish to get in­volved. we will re­gret miss­ing this op­por­tu­nity.

HOWARD GREAVES, Sh­effield.

 ??  ?? Wel­come home: HMS Her­mes steam­ing into Portsmouth in 1982
Wel­come home: HMS Her­mes steam­ing into Portsmouth in 1982

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