Transport Trust donates £1,000 to support LCT 7074

LCT 7074

A campaign run by The National Museum of the Royal Navy to save one of the last surviving Second World War Landing Craft Tanks from D-Day has had a very welcomed boost from the Transport Trust which donated a grant of £1,000 towards the much-needed match funds required to take the project forward and secure funding from the Heritage Lottery Fund (HLF).

Stuart Wilkinson, Chairman of the Transport Trust said “Our trustees are unanimous in their support for LCT 7074 as a vessel which must be saved.”

Amy Sturman, Deputy Head of Fundraising at The National Museum of the Royal Navy said: “We are delighted by the support from the Transport Trust and are very grateful for their grant. It has made a big difference to the campaign and helps us get even closer to our fundraising target. LCT 7074 is the last surviving Second World War Landing Craft Tank in the UK and is a lasting legacy to the heroes of D-Day. By supporting the campaign they are literally helping to save a piece of history for the nation.”

In total the National Museum needs to raise £1.1million of match funds to unlock the £4.8million of funding from HLF. Over 170 people have so far supported a crowdfunding campaign by The National Museum and vital funds to restore the craft are still needed as the campaign continues.

The Transport Trust is the only national charity established to promote and encourage the preservation and restoration of Britain's unique transport heritage in all its forms - road, rail, wings and water. 

Would you like to donate towards the restoration of LCT 7074? Join our campaign and help support the restoration of a D-Day legend here

HMS Hermes returning from the Falklands