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UK Aircraft Carrier To Be Sold To Raise Cash

PTI 01 Dec 2010, 13:09:29 IST
London, Dec 1 :  The Royal Navy is selling a decommissioned aircraft carrier to raise money in the face of impending military budget cuts.

The HMS Invincible, which played an important role in the 1982 Falklands War, will be auctioned on a military disposal website. No price has been set.

The military said in a statement Tuesday that all options -- including the sale of equipment -- will be considered during these challenging financial times.

The Invincible was decommissioned in 2005 after 25 years of active service. Prince Andrew was based on it during the Falklands War when he served as a helicopter pilot. AP