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From: Geoffrey Nobbs <>
Subject: [MAR] TOM TIT Ramsgate trawler 1940
Date: Mon, 30 Apr 2012 11:10:08 +0100
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Hi Mick & many more,

All vessels with Dunkirk service are clearly of historic significance as also those who risked their lives to save the BEF.

Google search engine under the above heading produces a rich haul, Dunkirk Association & other info, including a reference to Ronald Tomlinson engineer aboard the trawler TANKERTON TOWERS. Without authority but knowing of the emergency ( ? He’d been to Dunkirk the previous day ) on June 1st 1940 he took TOM TIT from end of the pier etc. Sorry personal matters make it impossible for me to follow this up properly at present time, but I do hope much more can be winkled out as to a fascinating event in our maritime history.

All the best

Geoff of Yarmouth - (for another few weeks !)

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> Date: Sat, 28 Apr 2012 12:21:43 +0100
> Subject: [MAR] Ramsgate fishing trawler dunkirk heroes
> Morning Listers
> I received the following this morning, if anyone can help out pleas do .
> Mick
> Hi,
> I am working on ITV's Countrywise Diamond Jubilee Special - a programme that looks at the build up to the Jubilee flotilla and the story of the boats taking part.
> One boat we have focused on is Tom Tit, which was stolen by brother Ron and Alan Tomlinson from Ramsgate Harbour to go across to rescue the troops during the evacuation in 1940. We are desparately trying to find anyone that knew of the brothers or has any photos of them and I wondered if you may be able to help? Alan was an apprentice at Claxtons shipyard in the lat 1930s and Ron worked on Stan Rowden's fishing trawler Tankerton Towers.
> If you could shed any light on this at all it would be greatly appreciated!
> Thanks
> Jenny Clarke
> 077290 52663
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