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The Friends of HMS Vengeance intend to promote future generations interest in our joint heritage by providing an Business partnership which will provide a foundation both for business and heritage preservation. 


Vosper Thornycroft
Victoria Road
Hampshire   SO19 9RR
United Kingdom

HMS Vengeance and Vosper Thornycroft Business Partnership 

The Vengeance Campaign to date is all about partnerships and a major player in the world's industries, Vosper Thornycroft is being invited to discuss in joining us in saving the VENGEANCE and hopefully assisting in the Vengeance Naval Aviation Heritage Museum venture. 

An established supplier to the UK's Royal Navy, VT has worked closely with the Ministry of Defence over many years building a wide range of warship types.  Vosper Thornycroft Ship Building Division is to progress plans for its involvement in the construction of the Royal Navys new Type 45 destroyer following the signing of a legally binding agreement with the Prime Contractor BAE SYSTEMS. Production of the first modules on the first-of-class Type 45, HMS Daring, is due to start in mid-2003 in the new Portsmouth facilities and production will continue until at least 2008. VTs involvement in the programme will sustain some 800 employees and provide quality work for a full mix of shipbuilding trades during that period. 

New Type 45 destroyer to be built by VT

The proposal of one of the leading berthing options and proximity of the former wartime aircraft carrier to the VT facilities will provide an excellent opportunity for Vosper Thornycroft in its future promotional and production activities once the shgip is returned from Brazil.  The link of VT with Brazil and warships is not new, having built the 6 Vosper Thornycroft Mk 10 type frigates now serving in the Marinho do Brasil/ Brazilian Navy.
Opportunities for trade exhibition & media events

Minas Gerais/HMSS Vengeance                          New Merlin Lockheed helicopter

Picture this with sponsorship information as the Vengeance steams back to high profile media in the UK after a 40 year absence. 

Benefits to Companies 

  • To present a showcase centre, through trade shows and exhibitions, for marketing British naval aviation and maritime industries, awareness of the latest products and developments and practical training of the key skills requirements. 
  • Opportunities for high profile media attention.
  • Specialist facilities dedicated to trade, exhibition, conference, heritage or storage facilities, and spacious covered accommodation and extensive open area deck space for high profile media events.
  • To raise the profile of the heritage and community relations of business in order to enrich heritage and business learning. 
  • To contribute to the raising of achievement by employees through work related learning on the Vengeance. 

  • To help promote practical experience of obtaining both academic and vocational qualifications, as well as key and life skills relevant to working with business.

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