Gentle Ladye previously Jong

Annual Veterans Cruise; Kingston on Thames to Weybridge Mariners

The Annual Veterans Cruise is one of the most important events in the ADLS calendar. Originally conceived as an opportunity to reunite participants in Operation Dynamo with the Little Ships, the event now includes Veterans from D-Day and other operations of WWII.

13. September 2009 - 9:30 - 18:00

Thames Traditional Boat Rally

The Thames Traditional Boat Rally is, simply put, a huge 2-day display of the very finest-looking traditional boats one can see. It was the dream, back in 1977, of a few keen boaters. Most of these were members of the River Thames Society, others were members of the Inland Waterways Association or Thames boat clubs. Their idea was to encourage owners of traditional craft to cherish and restore them to all their former glory, as well as to continue to use them upon the river.

18. July 2009 (All day) - 19. July 2009 (All day)

Jong now Gentle Ladye

Boat Specification
Boat Name: 
Gentle Ladye previously Jong
Boat Type: 
Motor Yacht
Boat Length: 
40ft
Boat Beam: 
9ft
Boat Draft: 
3ft 6ins
Boat Displacement: 
13 tons
Boat Engine: 
2 x Fiat
Boat Construction: 
Carvel, mahogany on oak
Boat Builder: 
Thornycroft
Boat Year: 
1931
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Friday, 31st May 1940, was the sixth day of Operation Dynamo' and by first light that morning, an estimated 150,000 British soldiers had already been evacuated. This was good news, but left less troops to defend the perimeter of Dunkirk and La Panne beach could no longer be held. Evacuation from Bray-Dunes and Malo-les-Bains continued under severe artillery fire. A further hazard was a fresh northerly on-shore breeze which created a dangerous surf and broke up the improvised lorry-piers.

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