I don’t suppose the National Museum of the Royal Navy had the late comic Larry Grayson at all in mind when they decided that LCT 7074 should get her tank ramp back… highly unlikely… but very necessary to show the ship in full D-Day fig (an exact replica of the original – no-one should try to drive a tank up it.) But it certainly was a finishing touch much required. As are the Oerlikons on the bridge wings, the only armament on board that 7074 carried. An interesting “fun fact” about these guns, was that though the team looked at acquiring replicas, it was less expensive to buy the real thing. Deactivated of course (a relief to passers-by.) So they were 7074’s only means of defence – apart that is, from two ‘FAM’s. And what were they? See next blog!