1998 HMS Cavalier

The Fund helped the Historic Dockyard in Chatham with two grants totalling £961,000 for the acquisition and long-term preservation of HMS Cavalier, the last surviving destroyer to have seen active service during the Second World War. Now part of Battle Ships! a major visitor attraction at the Historic Dockyard, her preservation is a striking memorial to the 30,000 men who lost their lives in destroyers during the war.