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Plaque: Dunkirk at Teddington Lock

Erection date: 9/5/2010


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.

We've read (Telegraph and This is Local London) that on 9 May 2010 this "worn out stainless steel" plaque was replaced with a black granite free-standing monument, unveiled by the Duke of Kent.  Need to go back again.

Site: Teddington Lock (3 memorials)

TW11, Teddington Lock

Our photo shows the north side of the lock-keepers house which has a number of plaques attached. On the left of the north face: Teddington Lock - 1858, and on the right: Dunkirk. On the west face: Teddington Locks - 1857.

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Dunkirk at Teddington Lock

Information Subjects commemorated

Dunkirk Evacuation

In May 1940, British, French and Belgian troops were cut off on the French co...

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World War 2

Sorry, we've done no research on WW2, it's just too big a subject. But do vis...

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Tough Brothers Boatyard

The Boatyard of Tough Brothers, Ferry Road,was at the wharf opposite Teddingt...

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Dunkirk at Teddington Lock

Information Created by

Prince Michael Duke of Kent

Grandson of King George V and son of George, Duke of Kent. Born Michael Georg...

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This section lists the other memorials at the same location as the memorial on this page:
Dunkirk at Teddington Lock

Information Also at this site

Teddington Lock - 1857

This plaque surely can't have been intended to be submerged? Did they accide...

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Teddington Lock - 1858

We found the punctuation on this plaque so peculiar we have transcribed it ex...

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