Dunkirk commemoration coming to Ipswich

MAYOR of Ipswich, Henry Davies, has invited the little ships to visit the town during the May Bank Holiday weekend.The Whitsun holiday will commemorate the 67th anniversary of the evacuation of Dunkirk in May and June of 1940.

MAYOR of Ipswich, Henry Davies, has invited the little ships to visit the town during the May Bank Holiday weekend.

The Whitsun holiday will commemorate the 67th anniversary of the evacuation of Dunkirk in May and June of 1940.

More than 20 little ships will visit Ipswich during the weekend of May 26-28 to remember Operation Dynamo, the evacuation of 385,000 British and Allied troops from the French beaches.

The fleet will pass through Harwich harbour arriving in Ipswich between 11am and noon on Saturday, May 26.

It is hoped that the mayor will be present both to greet the little ships as they arrive and also at the quayside service to be held at noon the following day.

Representatives from the Royal British Legion are also expected and the public is invited.

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The Service of Thanksgiving will be led by the Rev. Ken Martin, Felixstowe Seafarers Centre. There will be a special welcome for any Dunkirk veterans who might also attend.

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