Memorial service in Isle of Man to remember those who lost their lives in Dunkirk evacuation 80 years ago

A wreath has been laid in the Isle of Man this morning in memory of those who lost their lives in the evacuation from Dunkirk 80 years ago.

The Isle of Man Steam Packet company sent eight ships to rescue troops, and three were lost.

At exactly 5:30 on 29 May 1940, one of the ships, the Mona's Queen, hit a sea mine on her way into Dunkirk harbour and sank in less than two minutes with the loss of 24 crew.

A two minute silence was held at 5:30am today (May 29) at Kallow Point in Port St Mary - the time when the Mona’s Queen slipped beneath the waves.