90TH ANNIVERSARY CONGRATULATIONS AND WELLINGTON@90 CAMPAIGN SUPPORT RECEIVED FROM MOD CDS

90TH ANNIVERSARY CONGRATULATIONS AND WELLINGTON@90 CAMPAIGN SUPPORT RECEIVED FROM MOD CDS

  The Wellington Trust is delighted to receive congratulations from Admiral Sir Tony Radakin KCB ADC, the Ministry of Defence (MOD) Chief of the Defence Staff (CDS) on the occasion of HMS WELLINGTON’s 90th anniversary. Admiral Radakin congratulated the Trust on the ship’s 90th anniversary, underscoring the significance of WELLINGTON as Britain’s last surviving Second […]

Future Maritime Engineers 2024 launches onboard HMS WELLINGTON

Future Maritime Engineers 2024 launches onboard HMS WELLINGTON

On Thursday 13th June, the Wellington Trust hosted over 20 students, staff and maritime companies to launch the second phase of Future Maritime Engineers.  The programme is a two-phase project aimed at broadening the horizons of young people expressing an interest in engineering careers. The first phase of the programme facilitated opportunities for students to […]

HMS WELLINGTON commemorates 90th anniversary and launches fundraising campaign

HMS WELLINGTON commemorates 90th anniversary and launches fundraising campaign

On Wednesday 29 May 2024, the Wellington Trust commemorated the launch in Devonport of the WELLINGTON, now based on the River Thames at Temple Stairs, Victoria Embankment, London, with a short commemorative ceremony onboard. The event was attended by several honoured guests: Brigadier Jim Bliss, Defence Adviser and Head of New Zealand Defence London;  Commander […]

Friends of the WELLINGTON 90th anniversary Gala Dinner attended by the Wellington Trust Patron Her Royal Highness The Princess Royal

Friends of the WELLINGTON 90th anniversary Gala Dinner attended by the Wellington Trust Patron Her Royal Highness The Princess Royal

The former HMS WELLINGTON was dressed overall to welcome onboard our Patron, HRH The Princess Royal, for a special Gala Dinner to mark the 90th anniversary of her launch in May 1934. The Gala dinner was for our Friends of the Wellington, the Ship’s supporters and volunteers who have financially contributed and given many volunteer […]

The opening of WELLINGTON – your questions answered

The opening of WELLINGTON – your questions answered

On 25th September this year, The Wellington Trust announced entry into a period of phased re-opening of the WELLINGTON.  This followed several months of closure, since April, for a period of intense maintenance and statutory compliance work. Following this announcement, we have been overwhelmed by good wishes, positive messages and offers of support.  Thank you […]

News Update - reopening of WELLINGTON

News Update - reopening of WELLINGTON

The WELLINGTON has been closed to the public following the departure of the Honourable Company of Master Mariners (HCMM) in April 2023.  This allowed the Wellington Trust to undertake a period of intense maintenance and statutory compliance works. The WELLINGTON is fully compliant with statutory regulations and has full P&I insurance (including public liability) and […]