She was once the flagship of the Royal Navy - a symbol of the might of our armed forces. But today, it has been confirmed that HMS Ark Royal *will *be sold as scrap metal.
The Government described its decision as 'difficult but necessary'. Turning the aircraft carrier into tin cans and razor blades could make around £3 million - as Martin Dowse explains.
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