Bring back London's battleship

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Bring back London's battleship

London's sole surviving First World War Navy Battleship was made to leave it's dock on the Thames earlier this year, and now a fundraising campaign has been set up to bring it back.

HMS President defended St Pauls Cathedral taking on German U Boats using a special camoflage technique made to dazzle their enemies. 

HMS President 1918 is one of three remaining Royal Navy World War One ships and the only one in London which has been moored by Blackfriars Bridge since 1922.

The ship has made an application to the Heritage Lottery Fund to pay for its refurbishment and a new mooring in Central London but has to raise matching funds itself.

During WWII she was used by the French resistance and was one of a number of designated gun emplacements tasked with protecting St Pauls from the Luftwaffe.

If you want to donate to the campaign visit this JustGiving page. 

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