A TEAM of apprentices is preparing to spend 24 hours inside a Second World War submarine in a bid to raise money to save it.
HMS Alliance in Gosport is in desperate need of redevelopment and an appeal has been launched to raise £6.5m for restoration work.
Now, the team of 30 apprentices based at HMS Collingwood will eat, sleep and work in the submarine from Friday. It will be set in a Second World War environment with food and activities from that era.
Nathan Bibby, project manager, said: ‘HMS Alliance is a memorial to all the submariners that have died. We just don’t want to see it lost. It would be such a shame.’
Bill Sainsbury, spokeswoman for the submarine museum, said: ‘They will be living life as a submariner.
‘It’s very exciting for someone in 2011 to get a sense of what it must have been like back then. It’s brilliant when the community gets behind a project.’