SteveWe are very excited to announce a new project we are embarking on this Spring... the restoration of a 75-year-old Motor Anti-Submarine Boat which saw active service during WWII. The vessel was used in clandestine SOE drops on the Brittany coastline and most notably as the guide vessel leading the US Army assault on Omaha Beach. Once restored to its former glory and made seaworthy, this rare MASB will be based in Liverpool's Albert Dock and used to further educate younger generations about this fascinating period in British history.
Whilst a few hull repairs have already taken place to ensure the vessel was fit for travel, yesterday marked the official start of the project as the MASB arrived at our HQ! Royal Navy Veteran, John Dennett, was present to welcome the MASB and wish the restoration team the best of luck. We would like to thank Gillard's Transport Ltd. for their special care in the road journey from Watchet to Hawarden. Also thanks to Colin Butt of Aviation Park Group Ltd for his agreeing to house our gunboat on his airfield during the restoration!
We're in the process of tucking our little MASB up nice and cosy ahead of the winter chill! This is the last time we'll see her from any distance for a good while, but we are all so excited to get cracking and start bringing her back to life!
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