‘Lucy Lavers’ is a member of the ADLS. It is hoped she’ll be able to join the 80th Anniversary Return to Dunkirk, 2020.
As a newly-commissioned Aldeburgh no. 2 lifeboat in May 1940, the first ‘shout’ for ‘Lucy Lavers’ was to help in the evacuation of British and Allied troops stranded on the beaches of Dunkirk, France. Having a draft of only 2′ made her particularly suited to the rescue.
75 years since ‘Operation Dynamo’, the charity ‘Rescue Wooden Boats’ restored the lifeboat to her former glory, complete with sails, an engine and beautiful mahogany canopy. This enabled her to join the Anniversary Return to Dunkirk in 2015.
Watch the video made by ‘Rescue Wooden Boats’ showing ‘Lucy Lavers’ whilst in commission at Aldeburgh.