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New Royal Patron and rebrand to reflect growing nationwide role                                      NRHAwards1019 161 small  


The Transport Trust has announced that Anne, Her Royal Highness The Princess Royal, has become its new Royal Patron as the organisation is rebranded National Transport Trust to reflect its growing and evolving nationwide role.  As the umbrella organisation for all forms of transport preservation in the UK, the Trust promotes, encourages and supports the nation's transport heritage in all its many guises, while further developing its reach and links with preservationists, stakeholders and the general public throughout the United Kingdom.


"We are delighted to welcome our new Royal Patron, The Princess Royal, who through her associations with the Worshipful Company of Carmen, Aerospace Bristol and the Chartered Institute of Logistics and Transport, among others, has excellent connections to the world of transport," comments the Trust's Chief Executive Stuart Wilkinson.  "In addition to greeting The Princess Royal, I would also like to pay tribute to HRH Prince Michael of Kent, whose participation as Royal Patron over the past 43 years has been instrumental in the development and success of our organisation.


National Transport Trust is the sole body representing the nation's entire transport heritage in all its various guises – road, rail, water and air.  The UK's transport preservation movement comprises a diverse list of participants, ranging from major museums and trusts through to small societies and individuals.  There is naturally a great geographical spread between these groups, and as we have matured, our involvement as a coordinating body has grown too.  By forging links and building relationships we offer a common platform for all and provide a single point of contact for anyone seeking information, expertise or advice on any particular form of transport preservation.


The Trust has taken the oppotunity to refresh the design of its Logo and Red Wheel Heritage Plaques


Photo courtesy Duncan Phillips/National Railway Heritage Awards

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