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Cadgwith Lifeboat Ceremonial Launch, 1941

NumberHESFM:2016.12953
PlaceCadgwith Cornwall United Kingdom
Date1941
KeywordsEmergency Services Lifeboat Cadgwith
PhotographerGrattan, Frank
PublisherPen Pol Studio
Copyright© Estate of Frank Grattan

The ceremonial launch of the Cadgwith lifeboat, Guide of Dunkirk, in 1941. The Guide of Dunkirk was a 35ft motorised craft which was in service between 1941 and 1963. Brand new, she was one of the Dunkirk Little Ships and was not named until after her return from France. She was the last lifeboat to serve at Cadgwith before a new lifeboat station serving both Cadgwith and The Lizard was built at Kicobben Cove. Originally funded by the Girl Guides Association, she was renamed Girl Guide and is now on display at Mevagissey.