Warfare in News

Posted on Monday 16th December

A plan by a group of Portsmouth-based businesses to buy HMS Illustrious and turn her into a floating conference centre when she is decommissioned from service in 2014 has been revealed, according to Portsmouth newspaper The News.

The plan would see the Royal Navy ship become a world-class conference centre including a museum, galleries, restaurants and a hotel.

The group responsible for this bid has registered its interest with the Ministry of Defence and been invited to an industry day with the MOD early next year.

Funding for the project will fit into several stages, with the initial capital needed being raised through a mixture of sponsorship and community funding.

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