20 March 2020
A guy in a hard hat and a hi-vis jacket may not look like the proverbial US cavalry coming over the hill to the rescue… but as far as LCT 7074 is concerned, Nick Hewitt, (picture), Head of Exhibitions and Collections, National Museum of the Royal Navy (NMRN), fits the bill. The ship is very dear to Nick’s heart: he’s been working to save her for many a long year. And now it’s happening – with highly developed plans bringing her south to a new home outside the D-Day Story Museum in Southsea, Hampshire, to highlight the museum’s display of artefacts, photos and vehicles from the greatest seaborne invasion in history. We’ll be filmng her new life for NMRN. Mind you, Nick is clearly fearless – because the state of 7074, after years of neglect, cannot but be a huge challenge…
Rob is a TV producer, reporter and camera operator with 30 years’ experience at the BBC, Channel 4 and ITN, in news, factual and documentary production. He is a four times award winner, whose awards include a coveted Royal Television Society award for his work on Channel 4 News. His association with The Maritime Foundation goes back to 1995, when he won the first Desmond Wettern Maritime Media Award for a series of reports that led to a major documentary on the loss of the bulk carrier Derbyshire.
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