Mary Rose update: Day of pride for chief executive

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FOR Rear-Admiral John Lippiett the opening of the Mary Rose Museum has been long-awaited.

But for the chief executive of the Mary Rose Trust, the day was full of traditions and special moments which he will remembers for a long time.

John Lippiett

John Lippiett

Rear-Admiral Lippiett said: ‘We have had a very good day and it was rather fitting to lay a wreath for the sailors which lost their life in the war and then moving ashore with the guns firing their salute was all very appropriate.

‘We rang the bell, by the wreckage of the ship, at the correct time and it was all very emotional, especially for me as a sailor.’

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There’s extensive coverage of the new Mary Rose Museum in The News today and tomorrow

And don’t miss our special supplement The Mary Rose, on sale from Friday for just £1.50

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