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."
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