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Sorry if this is on the wrong thread. Watched Dunkirk last night, it brought a tear to my eye especially when the little boats arrived!
My question being, did any of the boats from the broads go and are they still around?  I  know Herbert Woods mention it in their brochure ...

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I don't know the answer, but there is an Association of Dunkirk Little Ships, and a list of them can be found here. If you click on a name on that list, it will show you a picture and a potted history, if you want to do some browsing.

"..for the avoidance of any doubt, the broads are not legally a national park and do not come under the national park legislation, and nor will they."
Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State for DEFRA (Hansard 2015)

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Hi Mamadi,

You may find This of interest.

Kind Regards
Alan...
www.mynorfolkbroadsboating.co.uk/

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I believe Dunkirk little ships ended up on the Broads but I do not think any of the boats that actually got to Dunkirk started off from the broads although I am sure some were broads built.

It was all done in a rush and it would have taken them too long to get to the south coast ports where the little ships set out from.

I hope I am proved wrong by someone as it  would have been an even more special achievement.

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Regal Lady (previously Oulton Belle) took part in Dunkirk. Prior to this she was a passenger boat built in Gt Yarmouth that operated before and after the war out of Lowestoft and GT Yarmouth.

She now resides in Scarborough and is still used to this day to take holiday makers on trips around the coast.



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Ethel Everard was the Thames Barge depicted in the film, she had to be abandoned on the beach. She, along with her sister barge 'Will Everard' were built in Great Yarmouth, in the same place where they are still building vessels today.  Will survived the war and is still going today. I'm not sure if they used her for the film.  The film was rather patchy in my opinion. Today's container cranes where clearly shown in the background shots and some of the vessels depicted where clearly built post war. Otherwise I liked the film.  Yarmouth was an MTB base in WW2, I,m not sure if any of these were used at Dunkirk.

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A search of the forum in the bar at the top right will reveal previous treads.
Any updates gratefully received as some boats have disappeared.

Many Thanks Tim

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Cracking good film though - no doubt there will be plenty who will pick holes, but a bit like the Broads, most who make the effort and go , will find it worth the effort.

Some of the quite excellent cinematography results in a visually stunning film.

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The problem is there is no definative list of vessels that took part because no records were kept, there are vessels that are "believed" to have taken part which aren't on the list because there is no definative proof that they did, vessels can be submitted with any supporting evidence but it has to be concrete proof to make the list. I know a previous owner of Glitterwake firmly believed it took part but other than hearsay there was no proof.

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Brilliant film my grandad was there, his first rescue was bombed. I remember him telling me a tale...his sgt major was moaning he could not swim my grandad replied " you better learn quickly"..
My daughter came out of the cinema and said " I've never been so proud to be be English!"
I had a tear in my eye when you spotted the little boats on the horizon

Many thanks

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