Maritime Volunteer Service

Patron: H. R. H. Prince Michael of Kent

East Sussex Sovereign Harbour Unit

A Company limited by Guarantee No. 3003565. A Registered Charity in England and Wales No. 1048454 and in Scotland SC 039269. Registered Address: International Business Centre, Delta Crescent, Warrington, WA5 7WQ

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East Sussex 1 Crew being presented to Prince Michael of Kent

Little Ships Reunion, Dieppe Harbour, France

Our Patron - Prince Michael of Kent

700 private boats sailed from Ramsgate to Dunkirk in what is now know as the Little Ships of Dunkirk. They sailed between the 26 May and 4 June 1940 as part of Operation Dynamo, helping to rescue more than 338,000 British and French soldiers who were trapped on the beaches at Dunkirk during the Second World War.