There will be so much to see and do during the day
Please see the menu on the left for details of exhibitors and re-enactors.
|10.00||The event will open with a Flag Break Ceremony by Oxfordshire Home Guard.|
|10.30||Winston Churchill arrives by boat in to Abingdon Lock. He will then perform an inspection of the Home Guard.|
|11.00||May Blossom Vintage Songbird will delight us with songs from the era.|
|12.00||Dunkirk Scenario. The 69eme Regiment Infanterie de Fortresse & 2nd Glosters will be re-enacting the walking wounded returning from Dunkirk on board cruiser Anamac, followed by a speech by Winston Churchill.|
|1.00||Launch of the Mk7 'Cockle' Canoe. A unique chance to see the only complete one afloat.|
|2.00||Talk on the Upper Thames Patrol by Bill King |
|2.30||Unveiling of the Upper Thames Patrol memorial plaque by Bill King and Winston Churchill who will then give a speech.|
|3.00||Dunkirk Scenario (as previously).|
|3.00||Jilly Melodies and Memories will delight us with a medley of 40s songs. |
Talk and Memorial Unveiling
Renowned historian Bill King will give a short talk about the Upper Thames Patrol prior to the unveiling of the memorial to the Upper Thames Patrol by Winston Churchill and Bill.
- Speaches and Home Guard Inspection from Winston Churchill
- Live Music from May Blossom Vintage Songbird
- Oxfordshire Home Guard Re-enactment
- 69eme Regiment Infanterie and 2nd Glosters
- Home Front Exhibitions
- Teas, coffees and delicious home-made cakes.
- Catering vans will be available on Rye Meadows as part of the Spring Regatta.
- Abingdon town has many restaurants and cafes to cater for all a short walk away.
More information to follow so please keep an eye on this page.