'Navy News' (Oct 09 Edition) said:The BBC is planning to make a documentary on the Little Ships of Dunkirk and would like to speak to Royal Navy veterans who took part in the evacuation.
Linda Sands is the producer/director for the one-hour BBC4 project, which is due to be filmed and broadcast next year.
Linda is keen to make contact with those on ships during Operation Dynamo in 1940, including Royal Navy personnel who commanded the Little Ships.
Initial contact would be in the form of a chat so that Linda can get an idea of their experiences, with a view to following up some individuals at a later date on camera.
Linda can be contacted at [email protected] or at 028 9033 8270 (work) or 07876 754606.
Operation Dynamo, in the early summer of 1940, was instigated when Allied troops became trapped by the German Army's thrust to the Channel coast.
With the threat of a significant part of the British Army being captured or destroyed, a hastily-assembled flotilla of warships and merchantmen was sent across the Channel to bring the soldiers to safety.
Although the large proportion of the work was done by warships - many of them destroyers - in a carefully co-ordinated operation, it was the Little Ships which captured the public imagination.
Many small craft made the trip across the Channel, largely crewed by RN and Reservist personnel, and were most commonly used to ferry the troops from the beaches out to the warships, while overhead the RAF went head-to-head with the Luftwaffe.
More than 330,000 troops were spirited away from under the noses of the Germans, with a further 220,000 being rescued from other ports, though at least 5,000 men died and more than 230 ships were lost.