ITV Studios was commissioned by The Discovery Channel to film an 8 part series recording life on board HMS Ark Royal, the Royal Navy's flagship aircraft carrier, throughout Operation Auriga a major four-month-long deployment. Although no one knew it at the time, the deployment would turn out to be her final ever international mission â€" and an eventful one at that.
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HMS Ark Royal (R07) was decommissioned in 2010 however her elder sister ship HMS Illustrious (R06) remained in royal navy service until 2014 as a helicopter carrier and is currently alongside in Portsmouth. See more