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MCAT

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DUNKIRK small ships
« on: June 06, 2008, 10:13:47 AM »

Just thought this may be of intrest to some  next month on the Thames  a chance to see those small ships that are left.

http://www.tradboatrally.com/#see
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alan colson

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Re: DUNKIRK small ships
« Reply #1 on: June 07, 2008, 08:00:54 AM »

Now this sounds like a really great weekend O0 in a lovely area of the country O0, unfortunately the timing i rubbish, I'm on holiday. :'(
Well there is always another year.
Alan
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Re: DUNKIRK small ships
« Reply #2 on: June 08, 2008, 02:16:34 PM »

When I stop to think of the horrors that them chaps in those Dunkirk waters must have endured, with bullets flying all around, I can only imagine their elation upon seeing those rescue boats. And what better than to be rescued by one of them little Thames cruisers. It must have been a sight to behold.
I've just spent an enjoyable couple of hours over at your website, Mr. MCAT. All I can say is thanks a million for putting up all them photos. Yours is one site this is definitely going in the favourites folder.

Excellent work, my man. Thank YOU!
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Re: DUNKIRK small ships
« Reply #3 on: June 08, 2008, 10:05:51 PM »

  Reminds me of the story of the Guards officer, newly back from Dunkirk, who is greeted by a colleague in the mess.
  "Rupert! You're back! What was it like?"
  "Oh, my dear chap, you have no idea. The noise! The people!"
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Re: DUNKIRK small ships
« Reply #4 on: June 08, 2008, 11:05:38 PM »

A boat we owned many years ago was reputedly a Dunkirk Little Ship.
Unfortunately rot had taken its toll and lack of a bottom less pocket forced it's scrapping.
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Re: DUNKIRK small ships
« Reply #5 on: June 11, 2008, 02:18:33 PM »

another site to check out. makes you proud of our forefathers

click on each boat name there is a story behind all.


 Association of Dunkirk Little Ships       http://www.adls.org.uk/
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Re: DUNKIRK small ships
« Reply #6 on: June 11, 2008, 06:15:22 PM »

another site to check out. makes you proud of our forefathers

click on each boat name there is a story behind all.


 Association of Dunkirk Little Ships       http://www.adls.org.uk/
If you click on the "Home" page of this site you will see a pic of "my" fleet in 1990 when "Sir Bedivere" was the co-ordinating ship. Quite a day. First time I've seen this although it could well have been taken from our flight deck. Bryan.
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Re: DUNKIRK small ships
« Reply #7 on: June 12, 2008, 08:30:39 PM »

There is a great book, first published in 1989, "The Little Ships of Dunkirk" by Christian Brann (forward by HRH Prince Philip) It has loads of photos, maps, great source of info. Not sure if its still in print (try Amazon) It has at least one of my future models in it (subject to finishing painting of the lounge for Mrs Steamboatphil)
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