Lord Boyce KG GCB OBE DL

 

 

Admiral Sir Ian Garnett KCB

Brenda Blethyn OBE

 

 

 

 

             Patron:             

Admiral of the Fleet the Lord Boyce KG GCB OBE DL

Lord Warden and Admiral of the Cinque Ports

Constable of Dover Castle

Vice Patrons:

Sir Ian Garnett KCB

Brenda Blethyn OBE

Dan Snow

Nigel Collor


Channel Dash Association

Registered Charity Number 1139128

 

"This is an episode in the Battle of the Straits of which Britains can be rightly proud. In planes which, against the German protecting aircraft, were as slow as cart horses compared with a motorcar, 18 men of the Fleet Air Arm flew over the Channel. Crippled and ablaze before they got within range, they kept on, delivered their attacks - and died!"

'18 Men We Shall Never Forget'

By Daily Mail Reporter February 1942

The bravery of the Swordfish aircrew in this and all other operations is a matter of history and must never be forgotten.

J.F.N. Wedge, Lieut. RNVR

It is with great sadness that we announce the passing of of Honorary Vice President JFN (Bill) Wedge

Bill was the last survivor from HMS Worcester, read his personal account of the Channel Dash

We were fortunate to visit Bill late on in 2019 and record on video his personal recollections and hope to include these in a documentary to mark the 80th Anniversary of the Channel Dash in 2022

Our thoughts and condolences go to Bill's family

With thanks to Rob White of Maritime Films UK

Recent picture of Bill Wedge taken during filming for a documentary about the Channel Dash

in preparation for the commemorations of the 80th anniversary in 2022