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Admiral Sir Bertram Ramsay Museum Approved

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  1. GRW

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    "Plans have been approved for a museum at the family home of the man who masterminded the evacuation of Dunkirk.
    Operation Dynamo, which saw the rescue of more than 338,000 Allied soldiers, was run under the command of Vice-Admiral Bertram Home Ramsay.
    A former garden store will be converted at Bughtrig House in Coldstream to create the museum in his honour.
    Those behind the plan believe Ramsay's death before the war ended may have contributed to his relative obscurity.
    They hope the new museum could help raise his profile.
    A report to Scottish Borders Council said the plans fitted with a regional tourism strategy and could attract visitors.
    Born in London in 1883, Ramsay became a midshipman in the Royal Navy as a teenager and went on to command a destroyer in World War One.
    He became a rear admiral in 1935 and retired as a vice-admiral in 1938, acquiring the estate in the Borders around the same time.
    His retirement would not last long and with the collapse of the Allied front in northern France in 1940 he was put in charge of organising the evacuation from Dunkirk which earned him a knighthood.
    By 1943 he was appointed naval commander in chief for Operation Overlord, the projected Allied invasion of northern France.
    The ships under his command landed one million troops in France in one month starting from D-Day in June 1944.
    He had been made an admiral shortly before the invasion.
    Ramsay would die the following year, killed a plane crash in January 1945."
    www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-scotland-south-scotland-51413475
     
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    Great Britain seems to produce and bring forward great men in their time of extreme need. Never forget!
     

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