We’re thrilled to report that, despite Covid restrictions and adverse weather, Boleh has at last been able to celebrate the postponed anniversary of her arrival in Salcombe from Singapore on 1 September 1950. Skippered by volunteer Richard Metcalfe and with a Devon Army Cadet Force crew, Boleh was escorted in to Salcombe harbour before mooring off the town centre where she attracted much attention.
A reception was later held in the Salcombe Yacht Club to mark the occasion, with a display provided by the Salcombe Maritime Museum of the press and photographic coverage of Boleh’s arrival 71 years ago. Guests at the reception included direct descendants of 3 of the original crew, Skipper Robin Kilroy (from Salcombe), John Rusher and Peter Aplin. We hope to post more coverage of Boleh’s historic return to Salcombe shortly.