Royal Navy warship HMS Illustrious is gearing up for a three-month training deployment to the Mediterranean, this year's key workout of the UK's high-readiness task force.
The helicopter carrier will leave Portsmouth for Exercise Cougar 12 which involves six ships, more than 20 helicopters and 3,000 troops.
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