#RoaminRex took a guided tour of the Medway Queen and learnt how she, although built for pleasure cruises, played a vital role in British defence and the rescue of approximately 7000 allied troops from the Dunkirk beaches during WW2 and, as recently as 1960s, became the go-to-place for parties and weddings on the Isle of Wight.

The tour started in the visitor center and took in the workshop, where he saw the current renovation, rebuild and restoration work undertaken by The Medway Queen Preservation Society volunteers during the week, and the Medway Queen herself.

While on board ship, as well as seeing fixture & fitting installation progress, stories from past crew members, rescued soldiers, day-trip passengers and restaurant staff were retold by tour guides bringing the evocative surroundings to life.

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