Friday, 11 June 2010

The Little Ships

This year is the 70th anniversary of Operation Dynamo and the evacuation of 338,000 British and Allied troops from Dunkirk.

In May Ramsgate commemorated the event with a gathering of about 50 of the remaining 'Little Ships' that played a part in that amazing rescue.

It was amazing to see the way that so many of these ships have been restored and in the afternoon sunshine they were a truly memorable sight.

While the Little Ships were safely berthed in the harbour before recreating their journey across the Channel to the commemoration events in Dunkirk on the quay side there were a selection of authentic vehicles from the Second World War.

Including an original NAAFI van with staff in period costume selling tea and coffee in some very 21st Century paper cups!

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