Teddington's Little Ships 1

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Reference WMO257920

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Teddington Lock

Teddington

TW11 9NG

England

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Status: On original site
Type: Non freestanding
Location: External
Setting: Attached to a building/structure
Description: Board/Plaque/ Tablet
Materials:
  • Metal Metal (any)
Lettering: Inscribed on a plaque
Conflicts:
  • Second World War (1939-1945)
About the memorial: Rectangular plaque with a single black line border, mounted on the exterior of the lock offices on one of the lock workings. Unveiled 19th May 2000. Listed by IWM as 'D. Tough'.
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Second World War. / During World War II (1939-1945) / The Boatyard of Tough Brothers was at / the wharf on the opposite side of the river. / In May 1940 Douglas Tough organised and / assembled 100 private boats at that location. / In 'Operation Dynamo' these 'Little Ships' went to / the beaches of Dunkirk with many other / vessels and rescued 338,226 British and French troops / between 26th May and 5th June 1940. / This operation saved our country, enabling / us to go on to victory in 1945.

Douglas Tough

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