Join the campaign to renovate a paddle steamer that carried troops back from Dunkirk during World War II

A campaign is underway to renovate a paddle steamer that carried troops back from Dunkirk during World War II.

Although the Medway Queen Preservation Society has already received £1.6m in lottery funding, it says it still needs £4m to restore the boat fully.

The Medway Queen was built in 1924 as a day pleasure steamer but it was her record number of crossings to Dunkirk in 1940 when she transported 7000 men back home that really marked her place in history.

Since then she has sunk several times and was all but abandoned until the Medway Preservation Society was formed in 1985 with the intention of preserving this historical ship.

To find out more about the project, to make a donation or to learn about the history of Medway Queen go to www.medwayqueen.co.uk