'Little Ship' is Jubilee Star

The New Britannic saved 3,000 during the Dunkirk evacuations Credit: Meridian

One of the stars of the Queen's Diamond Jubilee River Thames Pageant returned to Kent today for the next phase of her restoration. The New Britannic rescued 3,000 troops from Dunkirk in 1940 - more than any of the other famous 'Little Ships'. John Ryall went on board.