Dunkirk Little Ships At St Katherine Docks

To mark the evacuation of Dunkirk during World War Two, the Dunkirk Little Ships gathered in central London’s St Katherine Docks from 25th to the 27th May 2024 for the annual Commemorative Cruise.

All the boats present had sailed across the North Sea in World War Two to rescue soldiers from Dunkirk in 1940.


Very early on Saturday the sky was blue, the sun not too strong and the air was still giving near perfect photography conditions. The Little Ships were all immaculately turned out and positively glowed in the early morning sunlight.

Remembering The Little Ships

The Association of Dunkirk Little Ships (ADLS) works to maintain the memory of Dunkirk and the contribution in 1940 of the little ships to the rescue of soldiers close to being overrun by the German Army.

Whilst huge amounts of equipment was left behind, the soldiers brought back were essential to the war effort. Those soldiers brought back to the UK from France formed the basis of the armies that would eventually invade Europe in 1944 on D-Day and progress to European victory in 1945.

Dunkirk is the most famous of the evacuations, there were several others around the same time, all of which the ADLS works to remember.

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