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Dunkirk Memorial March 2010 Add Video

In 2010 I was one of 28 men that did the Dunkirk Memorial March. I came over from the US to England and then France to participate. The march was 75 miles over the course of 4 days in full 1940 kit. The video you see here is in the Dover train station where the rescued troops disembarked.

Posted by Verne Jenkinson on January 29, 2012 at 10:03 PM 1234 Views

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5 Comments

Reply K G Baker
12:56 PM on January 31, 2012 
I'm sorry to hear that Verne, there was something smiler with my wife's side of the family regarding medals from the first world war it sucks when that happens.
Reply Verne Jenkinson
4:26 PM on January 30, 2012 
Yeah, there were a couple of blokes that had to have surgery on their feet afterwards. I got those from the guy that organizes the marches, Jon Heyworth. My uncle Ronnie had all his Dad's personal docs and when Ronnie died in 2010 my cousins put the whole lot on E-bay UK, so while I was tearing my feet to shreds and sweating buckets they were busy selling all the stuff of the man I was over in France honouring! I know who has them, and he was kind enough to send me scans of everything, but I don't have much chance of getting them back.
Reply K G Baker
3:48 PM on January 30, 2012 
Verne Jenkinson says...
Thanks Keith, my Mum always used to tell me that too. I also have some of the War Diary from late May/June 1940 that survived and I'll post that too. It's amazing that we managed to march that well in that video, since our feet were killing us from the 75 miles, we had just marched on parade through Dover and we had been standing at attention for over an hour at the memorial service.

Hi Verne
Ouch that must of hurt your carves standing there for that long lol, I also have those dairy's from May to June did you get it from Kew?
Reply Verne Jenkinson
3:33 PM on January 30, 2012 
Thanks Keith, my Mum always used to tell me that too. I also have some of the War Diary from late May/June 1940 that survived and I'll post that too. It's amazing that we managed to march that well in that video, since our feet were killing us from the 75 miles, we had just marched on parade through Dover and we had been standing at attention for over an hour at the memorial service.
Reply K G Baker
3:08 PM on January 30, 2012 
Great video and lovely pictures you put on here Verne.
I think you look like your Grandfather looking at the pictures of you in uniform and the second picture of your granddad