Dunkirk Commemorative Plaque Unveiling
Old Portsmouth Saturday 28 May
In May 1940 a flotilla of ‘Little Ships’ left England’s south coast to play an important role in ‘Operation Dynamo’ – the evacuation of British and allied troops from the French coast as German forces advanced. The flotilla included fishing boats, ferries, motor yachts, river launches and other leisure craft, many setting off from ports and harbours along the Hampshire and Dorset coast after being requisitioned by the Royal Navy at short notice.
On Saturday May 28th a ceremony, originally scheduled to mark the 80th anniversary of ‘Operation Dynamo’, will take place at Point, adjacent to the Spice Island Inn. The City’s Lord Mayor will unveil a stone plaque funded by the Society for Nautical Research (South) at 11am.
Members of the public are welcome to attend, especially those with family connections to the ‘Little Ships’ – two of which will be moored in the nearby Camber Dock.