The TID164 Preservation Trust in Chatham, Kent, are looking for people to join their dedicated team of volunteers.

TID164 is one of the last surviving steam tugs of a class built during WW2 to assist the port operations after D Day at the Mulberry Harbour.  Moored within Chatham Historic Dockyard she has been undergoing repairs and preservation over the last few years by a small team of volunteers.

The Trust are especially looking for people with an engineering background, welding or steam experience, but would welcome anyone who has a passion for history and would like to be involved.  Due to insurance they can only accept people over 18 years of age.

Why volunteer?

Some people volunteer because they have a skill they want to use.  Some because they like a challenge.  Some because they like the camaraderie of meeting other people.  Some because they fancy doing something different.  But in all cases they volunteer to enjoy themselves and be part of a group trying to achieve something.

Please be aware that access to the tug is via a wall ladder and hatches, and may not be suitable for all.

To learn more of the Trust's work, check out their website:

If interested in volunteering, message them via their Facebook page or contact them via the form on the website. 


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