They were the force that made Britain great. The wooden warships ships built at Chatham in the 1700s were unstoppable and helped create the British Empire. Now a new multimedia exhibition at the dockyard is celebrating their history and bringing it to life with digital technology.
David Johns reports, talking first to Preservation Officer Richard Holdsworth then actor Dave Norman.
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Showers this evening then dry overnight.
Showers this evening then becoming dry but cloudy overnight.
The Prime Minister praised the armed forces as she joined celebrations in Liverpool.