Until the defeat the purse holders (the government) was reluctant to put money into the fleet however following this defeat the government of the time were able to recognise that they needed to develop the fleet and it eventually turned into the first class Royal Navy that we know today.
To celebrate the 350th anniversary of the Battle of Medway I was invited to the official launch which started at Upnor Castle in Kent. We assembled at the castle entrance whilst we waited for the guest of honour, HH Prins Maurits of Holland to arrive.
At Chatham Royal Dockyard on the 17th June 2017 there will be a huge re-enactment of the battle with flames, smoke and gun fire. Even if you cannot make it to the display on the 17th take the family to Chatham for a great day out. There is ample parking on site or you can get a train from St Pancreas station in London and arrive in just under 35 minutes!
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