The Dunkirk Little Ships sail into Ipswich this weekend and the public are invited to join them for a close look and a special service.
The ships are all veterans of the heroic Dunkirk flotilla in May 1940, when 700 small boats joined the Royal Navy to rescue 338,000 British and French troops from the threat of Nazi capture in northern France.
The visit to Ipswich, organised by the Association of Dunkirk Little Ships and the Borough Council, will include a thanksgiving and memorial service, with wreath-laying, at the Ipswich Haven Marina on Sunday 27th May at 11am.
The service will be attended by the Mayor of Ipswich.
The Dunkirk Little Ships arrive on Saturday 26th May and will leave the port on Monday 28th May. The public will be able to inspect these gallant visitors on the Saturday and Sunday afternoons.