2010

  • Fermain with Dan Snow at the helm heads to HMS President after passing under Tower Bridge

    A day out on the River with James (Lofty) Christmas

    As part of the filming for the forthcoming BBC 2 documentary on the Little Ships, James (Lofty) Christmas was filmed and interviewed aboard DLS Fermain V on the River Thames between Tower Bridge and the Houses of Parliament. Lofty's exploits aboard Sea Scout Boat Minotaur are well documented and the basis of a fictional account by Author Percy Westerman in his book 'Sea Scouts at Dunkirk'. Lofty talked about his admiration for Tom Towndrow who was both the skipper of the Minotaur and Mortlake's Scout Master. Lofty also spoke about being issued with a 'long Lee Enfield' and 600 rounds of ammunition. He vividly recalled the events at Dunkirk and insisted that those who did not return should never be forgotten.
    It is believed that Lofty is the last surviving RN Veteran who crewed a Little Ship to Dunkirk as a part of Operation Dynamo. (April 2010)

    There are 7 images in this gallery.

    Last updated: Tue, 06/04/2010 - 10:54

  • The Honorary Admiral of the ADLS, HRH Prince Michael of Kent GCVO inspects L’Orage and meets her new owners

    Commemorative Return May 2010

    Images from the 70th anniversary Commemorative Return to Dunkirk

    There are 50 images in this gallery.

    Last updated: Fri, 21/01/2011 - 22:15

  • A good crowd at the Fitting Out Supper

    Fitting Out Supper

    Pictures of the Fitting Out Supper at the he Royal Air Force Club, Piccadilly held in April 2010

    There are 2 images in this gallery.

    Last updated: Sat, 01/05/2010 - 20:42

  • The Events Secretary takes a well earned break

    Laying Up Supper at the House of Parliament, Oct 2010

    Image of the Laying Up Supper at the House of Parliament attended by over 170 Members and guests.

    There are 3 images in this gallery.

    Last updated: Sat, 13/11/2010 - 00:18

  • HRH Prince Michael of Kent GCVO arrives at Teddington Lock aboard Bluebird of Chelsea

    Teddington Memorial Dedication

    Images of the unveiling of the memorial to Operation Dynamo at Teddington Lock on 9 May 2010.

    There are 6 images in this gallery.

    Last updated: Sun, 09/05/2010 - 23:16

  • Lady Gay at the Thames Traditional Boat Rally 2010

    Thames Traditional Boat Rally

    Pictures of many of the Little Ships attending the 2010 Thames Traditional Boat Rally

    There are 13 images in this gallery.

    Last updated: Mon, 06/09/2010 - 22:06

  • Ryegate II approaches Molesey Lock

    Veterans Cruise Sept 2010

    Images from the annual Veterans Cruise from Kingston on Thames to Weybridge Mariners.

    There are 10 images in this gallery.

    Last updated: Sun, 02/01/2011 - 23:51