Light aircraft carrier HMS Illustrious was replenished at sea alongside two Royal Fleet Auxillary ships. The ship also received stores from a helicopter during the operation
Thirsty Lusty! Light Aircraft Carrier HMS Illustrious Undergoes Refuelling At Sea Alongside Two Royal Fleet Auxilary Ships -- Daily Mail
* The ship is currently deployed on Cougar '13 in the Mediterranean and Gulf
* She was receiving fuel from RFA Fort Victoria and stores from a helicopter
* HMS Illustrious is providing escort duties on Cougar '13 programme
Light aircraft carrier HMS Illustrious has obviously been working up a thirst on her latest deployment after she had to be replenished at sea alongside two Royal Fleet Auxilary ships.
The 22,000-tonne helicopter carrier was connected to RFA Fort Austin, which was transferring stores to RFA Fort Victoria, which in turn was pumping fuel to HMS Illustrious.
At the same time a helicopter was transferring stores to the carrier, affectionately known as Lusty.
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