HMS Illustrious: Tyne Tees footage of her 1983 homecoming

Sailing home to a hero's welcome, this is the HMS Illustrious coming back down the Tyne after her exploits in the Falkland's conflict.

The aircraft carrier was built at the Swan Hunter shipyard and in 1983, she returned down the Tyne watched by thousands who came out to greet her.

Tyne Tees was there to capture the amazing footage, which we had unearthed from our archive.