I visited the Western Approaches Museum during a weekend in Liverpool a few days ago. It is an excellent example of how a low key, self-guided, collection of original or modestly re-created tableaux and facility can strike a very realistic impression on an era of our past that is too often forgotten. For those visitors with years of experience of sailing or whose only exposure has been a cruise or a harbour visit, the museum demonstrates both how tough and how important the sea is to all of us in the UK. The references to Canada and the Canadians who lost their lives helping British merchant ships getting through to Liverpool with food and supplies is also very welcome. Please visit and help to remember the Battle of the Atlantic 1939-1945.