Admiral of the Fleet the Lord Boyce KG GCB OBE DL
Lord Warden and Admiral of the Cinque Ports
Constable of Dover Castle
Sir Ian Garnett KCB
Brenda Blethyn OBE
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