26 Aug CAROLINE CAN SERVE A HIGHER CAUSE
Belfast, Ireland. September 2013.
I had a wonderful chance to visit HMS Caroline in Belfast before her major refit and rennovations start in 2015. “If Caroline can help tell the story of just why Jutland was so important in the first place and tell it in a way that engages a younger generation and sparks new interest, then she will have served a very much higher cause.” I am convinced that Caroline will take on a strong educational role. In the end, I concluded, “We have a chance to retell some chapters of history, not only of the battle but through her later role in the Royal Navy Reserves.
“It is absolutely essential that a strong communications role be developed for Caroline in the upcoming World War One centenary commemorations and that she contributes and pays her way to helping the rebirth of Belfast through educational tourism.”
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