– CAPTAIN MARTIN CONNELL, COMMANDING OFFICER, HMS ILLUSTRIOUS
Liverpool is a very special place for a ship such as HMS Illustrious to visit and we always receive a very warm welcome indeed.
"We hope to be able to reciprocate in some small way by opening our doors to the general public to visit on Saturday and Sunday and to meet some of our people for an insight into some of the things we do on board."
Britain's last aircraft carrier, HMS Illustrious, will visit Liverpool today on what could be her final call before withdrawal. The ship last visited the city in 2009, to celebrate of 100 years of naval aviation.