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Collectable Enamel Badge Medway Queen Paddle Steam7636

Collectable Enamel Badge Medway Queen Paddle Steam7636


Price: £ 6.00
Collectable Enamel Badge  Medway Queen Paddle Steam7636 Medway Queen is the last estuary pleasure paddle steamer in the UK. Built in 1924 on the Clyde she saw service on the waters of the Thames and Medway in her early years and then on active service with the Royal Navy as a minesweeper in the English Channel. During her war years she became famous for her record number of crossings to the beaches of Dunkirk in 1940 rescuing 7000 men in seven trips. She returned back to pleasure steaming on the Thames and Medway after the war. Since being decommissioned in 1963 the Medway Queen has had a chequered life. Firstly threatened by the scrap yard before spending her days as a nightclub on the Isle of Wight. She was saved again and returned to the River Medway. After several incidents of sinking the Medway Queen is now being restored for future generations

Estimated Date: 1900
Item Type: Badges/Pins

Material: Enamel

Shape: Oval

Width: 1 1/4"
Depth: 7/8"


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Collectable Enamel Badge Medway Queen Paddle Steam7636

Collectable Enamel Badge  Medway Queen Paddle Steam7636 Medway Queen is the last estuary pleasure paddle steamer in the UK. Built in 1924 on the Clyde she saw service on the waters of the Thames and Medway in her early years and then on active service with the Royal Navy as a minesweeper in the English Channel. During her war years she became famous for her record number of crossings to the beaches of Dunkirk in 1940 rescuing 7000 men in seven trips. She returned back to pleasure steaming on the Thames and Medway after the war. Since being decommissioned in 1963 the Medway Queen has had a chequered life. Firstly threatened by the scrap yard before spending her days as a nightclub on the Isle of Wight. She was saved again and returned to the River Medway. After several incidents of sinking the Medway Queen is now being restored for future generations


Estimated Date: 1900
Item Type: Badges/Pins

Material: Enamel

Shape: Oval

Width: 1 1/4"
Depth: 7/8"

Price: £ 6.00
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