World’s oldest serving aircraft carrier INS Viraat retires :http://gktomorrow.com/2017/03/06/worlds-oldest-ins-viraat-retires/

World’s oldest serving aircraft carrier INS Viraat retires :http://gktomorrow.com/2017/03/06/worlds-oldest-ins-viraat-retires/

INS Viraat in all her splendourher aviation assets on deck - The Sea Harrier Seaking and Chetak.[1280X859]

INS Viraat in all her splendourher aviation assets on deck - The Sea Harrier Seaking and Chetak.[1280X859]

As HMS Hermes, she played a celebrated role in the Falklands war but after more than 60 years’ service with the British and Indian navies, the world’s oldest serving aircraft carrier could end up on the scrapheap after she is decommissioned today.  Now known as the INS Viraat, she was flagship of the British taskforce that recaptured the Falklands from Argentina in 1982. She will be retired at sunset in a ceremony in Mumbai. The last of her crew, already scaled down from 1,500 to 300, will…

As HMS Hermes, she played a celebrated role in the Falklands war but after more than 60 years’ service with the British and Indian navies, the world’s oldest serving aircraft carrier could end up on the scrapheap after she is decommissioned today. Now known as the INS Viraat, she was flagship of the British taskforce that recaptured the Falklands from Argentina in 1982. She will be retired at sunset in a ceremony in Mumbai. The last of her crew, already scaled down from 1,500 to 300, will…

INS Viraat, formally HMS Hermes,  decommissioned in presence of retired British Royal Navy personnel

INS Viraat, formally HMS Hermes, decommissioned in presence of retired British Royal Navy personnel

After a long service of 30 years India’s Oldest serving aircraft “INS Viraat” to be decommissioned today. #LatestUpdates www.chennaiungalkaiyil.com.

After a long service of 30 years India’s Oldest serving aircraft “INS Viraat” to be decommissioned today. #LatestUpdates www.chennaiungalkaiyil.com.

INS Viraat is the world’s oldest Aircraft Carrier still in Service. She was commissioned in November 1959 as the Centaur Class HMS Hermes.

INS Viraat is the world’s oldest Aircraft Carrier still in Service. She was commissioned in November 1959 as the Centaur Class HMS Hermes.

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