Our chapter is named after one of the ships that took part in Operation Dynamo, the Dunkirk evacuation in 1940. She made seven trips and rescued 9,500 men. During one of the trips, a bomb passed straight through her and exploded. The explosion created a hole in the starboard side, and the Master ordered everyone to port side, raising the hole out of the water and enabling a temporary patch to be applied. The Royal Daffodil made it safely to Ramsgate and disembarked the evacuees.
Our members meet monthly at noon on Saturdays at one of the member’s homes. We also enjoy outings throughout the year. We consider ourselves a lively bunch, and to quote one of our famous members ‘we may not be efficient, but we have a lot of fun.’ If you’re considering joining our group, or have questions, please contact us for more information. We look forward to meeting you!