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Social: Opening the Command of the Oceans

PUBLISHED: 10:11 16 June 2016

Vice Admiral Ben Key, Fleet Commander, Admiral Sir Ian Garnett, former Trust chairman, Admiral Sir Trevor Soar, chairman of Chatham Historic Dockyard Trust, the Lord Boyce, Admiral of the Fleet and Lord Warden of the Cinque Ports

Vice Admiral Ben Key, Fleet Commander, Admiral Sir Ian Garnett, former Trust chairman, Admiral Sir Trevor Soar, chairman of Chatham Historic Dockyard Trust, the Lord Boyce, Admiral of the Fleet and Lord Warden of the Cinque Ports

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It's not often nowadays that four admirals join forces in our county. But that rare event occurred at the launch of a £9 million celebration of Chatham Dockyard's crucial role in the Age of Sail

Vice Admiral Ben Key, Fleet Commander, Admiral Sir Ian Garnett, former Trust chairman, Admiral Sir Trevor Soar, chairman of Chatham Historic Dockyard Trust, the Lord Boyce, Admiral of the Fleet and Lord Warden of the Cinque PortsVice Admiral Ben Key, Fleet Commander, Admiral Sir Ian Garnett, former Trust chairman, Admiral Sir Trevor Soar, chairman of Chatham Historic Dockyard Trust, the Lord Boyce, Admiral of the Fleet and Lord Warden of the Cinque Ports

It’s not often nowadays that four admirals join forces in our county. But that rare event occurred at the launch of a £9 million celebration of Chatham Dockyard’s crucial role in the Age of Sail. The Lord Boyce, Admiral of the Fleet and Lord Warden of the Cinque Ports, opened Command of the Oceans, flanked by Admiral Sir Trevor Soar, chairman of Chatham Historic Dockyard Trust, his immediate predecessor Admiral Sir Ian Garnett, and Vice Admiral Ben Key, Fleet Commander. Guests included Viscount De L’Isle, the Lord-Lieutenant, Kathrin Smallwood, the High Sheriff, Tom Gates, Kent County Council chairman and Stuart Tranter, Mayor of Medway.

Admiral Sir Trevor Soar with the Lord BoyceAdmiral Sir Trevor Soar with the Lord Boyce

Admiral Sir Trevor Soar congratulates Lord BoyceAdmiral Sir Trevor Soar congratulates Lord Boyce

A young visitor enjoys the hands-on experienceA young visitor enjoys the hands-on experience

Admiral Sir Trevor SoarAdmiral Sir Trevor Soar

Pianist Nathan Songer, a student at the University of KentPianist Nathan Songer, a student at the University of Kent

Richard Hicks, Cllr Howard Doe and Carl Madjjitey from Medway councilRichard Hicks, Cllr Howard Doe and Carl Madjjitey from Medway council

Sarah Sturt with Admiral Sir Trevor SoarSarah Sturt with Admiral Sir Trevor Soar

Cllr Stuart and Sarah Tranter, Mayor and Mayoress of MedwayCllr Stuart and Sarah Tranter, Mayor and Mayoress of Medway

Alan Mitchell and Peter Higgins, of Baynes and Mitchell, architects and exhibition designersAlan Mitchell and Peter Higgins, of Baynes and Mitchell, architects and exhibition designers

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