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Former Royal Navy flagship "to be sold as scrap metal"

HMS Ark Royal sails into Portsmouth for the final time in December 2010 Credit: PA

It's been reported that an announcement is expected in Parliament tomorrow revealing that the former Navy flagship, HMS Ark Royal will be sold as scrap metal for £3million.

The ship was decommissioned in 2010, five years ahead of schedule and has been in Portsmouth harbour ever since.

On the deck of HMS Ark Royal Credit: PA

The light aircraft carrier led the British fleet during the Iraq invasion after leading the fleet in the Adriatic during the Bosnian War.

HMS Ark Royal Credit: PA

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