(LONDON) JUST IN: A devastating fire at a historic boatyard has destroyed a yacht that was used to rescue troops from Dunkirk during the Second World War #AceNewsDesk report

#AceNewsReport – May.04: A devastating fire at a historic boatyard has destroyed a yacht that was used to rescue troops from Dunkirk during the Second World War:

Historic ship used to save people from Dunkirk in WW2 destroyed in boatyard fire: ‘The Lady Gay was lost in the blaze on Platts Eyot in Hampton, south west London, on Monday, according to the Association of Dunkirk Little Ships’

Tues.4 May 2021 10:26 am

Picture of the lady gay destroyed in thames fire - Association of Dunkirk Little Ships
The huge fire at a boatyard on the River Thames has destroyed the Lady Gay, a boat used in the evacuation of Dunkirk (Picture: Resuters/Association of Dunkirk Little Ships)

Two other vessels, also used in the famous rescue mission, were moved to safety as the fire tore through two boat sheds.

A statement from the association confirmed the loss of the boat – known as a Dunkirk Little Ship or DLS – this morning. 

It said: ‘It is with great sadness that yesterday May 3rd 2021 Dunkirk Little Ship Lady Gay was destroyed in a blaze at the old Thornycroft sheds on Platts Eyot, Hampton. 

‘DLS Mary Irene and Elvin, who were also on site, were able to be moved to safety but today our thoughts are with Lady Gay’s owners in their loss of a truly wonderful little ship.’

Lady Gay, a 34ft Motor Yacht, was originally built in 1934 for Lord Alfred Dunhill and cost £1500. 

She was one of hundreds of small boats used to take troops off the beaches at Dunkirk and return them to the UK after the Nazis invaded France in 1940.

Picture of the lady gay destroyed in thames fire - Association of Dunkirk Little Ships
The Lady Gay was built in 1934 (Picture: Association of Dunkirk Little Ships)
A fire raged through the boatyard yesterday
A fire raged through the boatyard yesterday
Firefighters tackle a blaze at a boatyard next to the River Thames, Hampton, west London, Britain, May 3, 2021. REUTERS/Toby Melville
More than 100 firefighters were mobilised to try to put out the blaze (Picture: Reuters)

It’s understood she was on the slipway of Otter Marine, having just had some restoration work completed to get her ready for the coming season afloat.

Some people were seen attempting to rescue the small boats as the fire raged around them yesterday afternoon.

Firefighters managed to bring the blaze on the island in the River Thames under control late on Monday night. 

Boats have been built at Platts Eyot since 1868 and the sheds that have been destroyed were Grade II listed because of their historical importance. 

Crews were called soon before 5.15pm to reports of two industrial units on fire, London Fire Brigade (LFB) said in a statement.

Bystanders look on as firefighters tackle a blaze at a boatyard next to the River Thames, Hampton, west London, Britain, May 3, 2021. REUTERS/Toby Melville
Fire crews had to access the island on foot (Picture: Reuters)
Firefighters tackle a blaze at a boatyard next to the River Thames, Hampton, west London, Britain, May 3, 2021. REUTERS/Toby Melville
Some 15 fire engines were on the scene (Picture: Reuters)
The fire has devastated the boatyard (Picture: UkNewsinPictures)

Some 15 fire engines were at the scene on Monday evening, with crews forced to carry their equipment to the blaze by hand as the island can only be accessed via a footbridge.

Footage from the incident showed two large buildings at the Hampton Boat Sheds on fire, while subsequent photos showed just the charred remains of the structures.

LFB said its control room had received more than 60 calls about the fire. One man was treated at the scene for smoke inhalation.

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` Moscow Pays Tribute to ` Victory Day ‘ with a Parade through Red Square Marking Sixty-Nine Years ‘

#AceWorldNews – MOSCOW – May 09 – (NYT) – Russia’s thundering Victory Day parade, a lengthy review of its newly refurbished military and of its most advanced hardware, rolled through Red Square in Moscow on Friday as the event played out under global scrutiny in light of tensions with neighbouring Ukraine.

Celebration of the March annexation of Crimea was not subtle, as the first vehicles to enter the square behind row after row of tightly choreographed marching soldiers made clear.

The first vehicle, an armoured personnel carrier from a Black Sea Marines brigade, flew a big Crimean flag. Some 11,000 soldiers and 150 military vehicles, from tanks to intercontinental ballistic missile launchers, rumbled through the square.

Through cloudless skies, the flyover included 69 aircraft, marking the 69 years since the victory over Nazi Germany in World War II.

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` On this Day We Remember ` International Day of Fascist Concentration Camps Prisoners Liberation ‘ and those who Died ‘

#AceNewsServices – BUCHENWALD – April 11 – On April 11,Russia’s city of Smolensk marked the Day of Fascist Concentration Camps Prisoners Liberation. People laid flowers at a memorial dedicated to child prisoners to commemorate the 170,000 boys and girls held by the Nazis at these camps during the WW2 occupation of Smolensk.

On April 11,Russia’s city of Smolensk marked the Day of Fascist Concentration Camps Prisoners Liberation . People laid flowers at a memorial dedicated to child prisoners to commemorate the 170,000 boys and girls held by the Nazis at these camps during the WW2 occupation of Smolensk.

The Liberation Day was established under a UN initiative to mark a revolt by Buchenwald prisoners who on April 11, 1945 learned that the Soviet Army was coming to liberate them.

The total of 18 million people were incarcerated in Nazi camps during WW2, 5 million of them were Soviet citizens.

The number of Nazi concentration camps during the Second World War exceeded 300.
Several million people were killed in concentration camps during the WWII.

Buchenwald concentration camp was liberated on April 11 1945.

On this day, the International Day of Fascist Concentration Camps Prisoners Liberation is marked.

TASS – VoR – Russian Media Sources

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