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Illustrious squeezes up Thames


HMS Illustrious has sailed up the River Thames in London to take part in Remembrance Day celebrations.

The 22,500-tonne vessel is one of Britain's biggest aircraft carriers.

The ship's commanding officer, Captain Steve Chick, describes the operation to steer the vessel through the Thames Barrier, with just metres to spare

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