DUNKIRK VETERANS' THAMES CRUISE

The Association of Dunkirk Little Ships held its annual Veteran's Cruise on the weekend of Sept 7th / 8th.. For the third year it was hosted at the Thames Motor Yacht Club at Hampton Court.

As on previous occasions, on the Sunday the veterans were dropped at the Weybridge Mariners Club which provided a slap-up lunch for the veterans who were then driven back to Hampton in classic cars.

The ADLS's Jason Carley writes: "Over two days we had over 20 Little Ships carry nearly 200 veterans and their families/carers. In particular we were privileged to have 14 veterans from Dunkirk, 11 from Bomber Command and 25 Veterans from Normandy.

"Other than a slight blip in the weather on Sunday afternoon, we were greeted with fair weather and the veterans had a wonderful reception from crowds on the lockside and all along the banks of the Thames."

Pix: ADLS

Story dated Sept 11th 2013

 
   
 
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