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Posted on Friday 5th April

Chatham Historic Dockyard has announced the good news that His Royal Highness The Prince of Wales has agreed to take on the Patronage of The Chatham Historic Dockyard Trust for 5 years as of March 2013.

The Chairman of Chatham Historic Dockyard Trust, Admiral Sir Ian Garnett KCB, said:

"This underscores our reputation as a nationally important heritage destination with a strong future. More importantly, I am delighted for every single member of staff whose loyalty and commitment to making this place, The Historic Dockyard Chatham, a visitor attraction second to none has been recognised. Without such dedication by its people, both full-time and volunteer, no organisation can aspire to Royal Patronage."

Furthermore, Chatham Historic Dockyard Trust's Chief Executive Bill Ferris OBE added:

"HRH The Prince of Wales became Patron of No 1 Smithery (then called the National Museums at Chatham project) in April 2006. HRH extended his patronage further in July 2011 to incorporate the historically important Command of the Oceans project which is centred around the significant find of the ship’s timbers of the NAMUR. The fact that he has agreed to be Patron of the entire Historic Dockyard Chatham site is huge recognition of the work that we are doing in bringing this sensitive heritage site in the heart of Medway back to life in such creative and sustainable ways, generating substantial return on investment as well as creating a world class heritage destination."

For information about what is on display at Chatham Historic Dockyard, or to book a visit, go to the website here.

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