More About The Dunkirk Veterans Featured At St Katharine Docks, During The Recent Classic Boats Festival

Fourteen of the Dunkirk veteran boats on show at the 2017 Classic Boats Festival at St Katharine Docks.
Original Dunkirk Veterans Boats Which Saved Many Thousands Of LIves, Rescuing Soldiers Off The Beaches At Dunkirk   Gallery

Last week, on display at St Katharine Docks, were fourteen of the boats which gallantly went across to Dunkirk in the Second World War, saving many thousands of British and French soldiers from being trapped on the beaches by the the German Army. The article detailed below tells much more of the story. 

  • George Wagner was just nineteen years old when he was trapped in Dunkirk 
  • He remembers driving lorries into the water to help create a makeshift pier
  • Wagner, 97, eventually returned to France as part of the D-Day landings
  • He and Prince Harry attended a private screening of the new Dunkirk movie
  • Prince Harry Acompanying Dunkirk Veteran George Wagner To Watch the film Dunkirk
    Prince Harry accompanied George Wagner to a private screening of the film Dunkirk

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Excellent 2017 Classic Boats Festival Here At St Katharine Docks

Bril;liant Spectacle of Classic Boats at St Katharine Docks for 2017
Classic Boats Festival, St Katharine Docks 2017

We have all had a wonderful few days here at St Katharine’s, with more than forty classic boats of all kinds, including the Queen’s Row Barge Gloriana, the only coal fired tug, a fireboat and many others, also featuring fourteen of the ‘Dunkirk Veterans’ who helped save more than 330000 British and French soldiers from the beaches of Dunkirk during the Second World War, topically recalled in the excent new film ‘Dunkirk.’ There was also an ambitious music programme, including great concerts given on Marble Quay by the British Youth Jazz Band. Congratulations to Paul Tetlow the General Manager and Claire Daniels, his Events Manager for organising this finest entertainment and spectacle for us to enjoy and savour. Pictures of last year’s festival can be seen here.