HMS Illustrious (R06) was a light aircraft carrier of the British Royal Navy and the second of three Invincible-class ships constructed in the late 1970s and early 1980s. She was the fifth warship and second aircraft carrier to bear the name Illustrious. (wikipedia.info) #30B
Hms Illustrious / Aircraft Carrier 1939-1956 Operational History (Warship Profile 11) PDF
Illustrious HMS Illustrious cutting through the water at speed to enable aircraft to land on her deck. This WWII photo( taken in the period 1940-1942) was taken just after a Swordfish had made a landing. The deck crew are taking it to the forward lift.
British Aerospace Sea Harrier FA.2. “A Royal Navy BAe Sea Harrier FA2 hovers above the flight deck of the flight deck of HMS Illustrious (R06) as it positions itself for landing on 25 June 2001. The aircraft belonging to 801 Naval Air Squadron was providing air support to British and U.S. units ashore during their participation in the Joint Maritime Course (JMC), the equivalent of the U.S. Navy’s JTFEX with the USS Enterprise Carrier Battle Group.
A near miss. HMS Illustrious attacked by dive bombers. 10 January 1941, in the mediterranean off the Italian island of Pantelleria. in the first action by German bombers in the mediterranean, HMS Illustrious survived a ferocious attack including that of over 40 ju-87’s and ju-88’s, to make it Malta.