The Thames at War
1940s Day
Sunday 14th April 2019
10.00am-4.00pm
Abingdon Lock, Abingdon, Oxfordshire

Thames at War is a one day 1940s event to commemorate the Upper Thames Patrol 
(the water-borne Home Guard in WW2).  

There will be lots going on during the day, including:
Memorial Unveiling - WW2 Re-enactors - Winston Churchill - Live Music - Exhibitions - Period Boats - Military Vehicles

Please feel free to dress in 1940s style if you wish.

The Abingdon Rowing Club will be holding their Spring Head Regatta on the same day in Rye Meadows, just downstream of the Lock, why not make a day of it and watch the racing as well as visiting Thames at War. 

The Upper Thames Patrol (UTP)

Two UTP slipper launches racing with Lewis guns, possibly downstream of Whitchurch Lock circa 1943.

Rear Admiral Sir Basil Brooke taking the salute at Wargrave, near Henley, as he inspected the boats from the UTP 8th April 1940.

More UTP Photos


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