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Rod Stewart said a fond farewell on 6 December 1978 to the ship he helped to make a TV
Rod Stewart said a fond farewell on 6 December 1978 to the ship he helped to make a TV star. He stood alone on the flight deck of the aircraft carrier Ark Royal and paid his last respects before the ship goes to the scrapyard. Rod's record Sailing opened the BBC's award-winning series Sailor, about life on the great aircraft carrier. During his last visit at Plymouth Rod sang the song again - with a new group. The officers and crew joined in for an emotional last chorus.