Maritime Films UK has had many good friends in the leadership of the National Museum of the Royal Navy, to whom we’ll always be so grateful. Here’s one of them – Nick Hewitt. Nick has seen through many of the toughest assignments at the museum, including LCT 7074 – though no-one’s task there is ever easy. Dealing with irreplaceable and large maritime artefacts, i.e. ships, makes walking on eggs a daily duty. Nick’s last achievement for the museum, in close co-ordination with the Coastal Forces Heritage Trust, has been to shepherd a brand new Coastal Forces Museum into the museum’s already comprehensive inventory. It’s at Priddy’s Hard, a former ammunition store across the water in Gosport from the museum’s HQ in Portsmouth Historic Dockyard – already the site of ‘Explosion’, their collection of naval firepower. So… first, get your ships!