Medway Queen Preservation Society

The Medway Queen Preservation Society aims are to rebuild the Medway Queen for future generations, to commemorate her war-time role at the evacuation of Dunkirk during which she rescued 7000 men, and the personnel who served on her. We also aim to raise awareness of the role of such vessels in WW2 as mine sweepers and anti –air craft platforms. Also their role pre and post war in the social and economic life of coastal towns in the UK.

A very important aspect of the project is social inclusion, which means that the MQPS is committed to passing on the skills needed to re-build the ship, the project will be providing apprenticeships for young people in the trades needed to re-fit the ship at the society’s base at Gillingham Pier, Kent.

The MQPS is the Lead Partner in the Heroes 2 C project which will enable us to fund the apprentice scheme along with the instructors, and to give them the opportunity to exchange knowledge and skills with our partners. We will also be able to exchange volunteers between the shipyards to promote greater awareness of our common European maritime heritage.

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