The Commanding Officer and Crew of HMS VICTORY have been recognised with a 'Highly Commended' award for their Educational and Access Programme.
The award was presented to the Commanding Officer by Kevan Jones MP, Under Secretary of State for Defence and Minister for Veterans."The Board wishes to commend the Commanding Officer and other partners who worked with the crew of HMS Victory to deliver changes in the physical structure of the ship and enhance the educational outcomes for visitors.
A difficult decision was taken to move away from the focus on the death of Vice Admiral Lord Nelson during the battle of Trafalgar to the wider context of life (and death) in the Royal Navy of the period. This has been achieved sympathetically, with a new memorial to both Lord Nelson and to all those who died in battle on board HMS Victory. The Board also recognises the excellent work done to improved disabled access and provide electronic educational support including new web-based material and a ‘virtual tour’ DVD."