Folkestone fishing boat FE 7 with an Egyptian swimmer. Butlin race

Folkestone fishing boat F E 7 with a swimmer.

Butlin’s International Channel Swim, 1954. Mid-Channel, Folkestone Fishing boat FE7 accompanying a swimmer, either Mahri Hassan Hamad or Abdel Latif Abu Heif

The boat is flying the flag of the Kingdom of Egypt, which means the 1954 Race may not be  orrect as the flag was replaced by the Republic of Egypt’s flag in 1953

From the Sam Rockett Collection.  A Black and White Photograph.

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