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by yankeelinda

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17 February 2004

My grandfather, Albert Henry Jackson, took part in the evacuation of Dunkirk. He was a merchant seaman and went across on a boat which I believe was the "Crested Eagle". The crew were pulling men from the water when he heard his name being called. Turning round, he saw his son being pulled aboard. Out of all the thousands on the beaches, father and son found each other. The boat was then hit and sunk. Both my grandfather and my uncle were picked up by different boats and neither knew if the other had survived until re-united back in England.

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