Diamond Jubilee Pageant :: Shared Description

The Diamond Jubilee Thames Pageant was held on the 3rd June 2012 to celebrate the Diamond Jubilee of Queen Elizabeth II. It saw over 1000 boats travel the River Thames, between Albert Bridge and Tower Bridge, including the Queen and Royal family on the Spirit of Chartwell barge.

The procession was led by a Belfry boat, followed by man-powered boats led by the royal rowed barge 'Gloriana' LinkExternal link then small Sea Cadet motorboats each carrying a flag of each country from the Commonwealth. The Royal Barge 'Spirit of Chartwell' LinkExternal link followed this, and then many different types of motor boats, starting with historic boats including Dunkirk little boats, services boats such as lifeboats and fireboats, and many pleasure and passenger craft. Between each group were 10 music boats carrying different live bands and choral groups.

A group of tall ships also gathered at Tower Bridge, but did not take part in the procession due to their height and the number of low bridges.

Despite poor weather over 1 million people lined the banks of the River Thames to watch the procession.
by Oast House Archive
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TQ2777 : Canadian and Maori native canoes, River Thames by David Anstiss
TQ2777 : Diamond Jubilee Pageant - air sea rescue, flying boat refueller by David Hawgood
TQ2777 : Dunkirk boats, Jubilee Pageant by Oast House Archive
TQ2777 : Commonwealth sea cadet boats, Jubilee Pageant by Oast House Archive
TQ2777 : Diamond Jubilee Pageant - Albert Bridge with historic boats by David Hawgood
TQ2777 : Diamond Jubilee Pageant - flag-draped lads up on a bus stop by David Hawgood
TQ2777 : Spirit of Chartwell, Jubilee Pageant by Oast House Archive
TQ2777 : Diamond Jubilee Pageant - Port Health Authority launch "Lady Aileen" by David Hawgood
TQ2777 : Rowing boats, Jubilee Pageant by Oast House Archive
TQ2777 : Rowing boats, Jubilee Pageant by Oast House Archive
TQ2777 : Rowing boats, Jubilee Pageant by Oast House Archive
TQ2777 : Commonwealth sea cadet boats, Jubilee Pageant by Oast House Archive
TQ2777 : Roys Boys (RX150), Jubilee Pageant by Oast House Archive
TQ2777 : Narrowboats, Jubilee Pageant by Oast House Archive
TQ2777 : Commonwealth sea cadet boats, Jubilee Pageant by Oast House Archive
TQ2777 : Diamond Jubilee Pageant - MTB 102 at Battersea Bridge by David Hawgood
TQ2777 : Diamond Jubilee Pageant - Admiralty Steam Cutter SC438 by David Hawgood
TQ2777 : Diamond Jubilee Pageant - Maori war canoe (waka taua) by David Hawgood
TQ2777 : Diamond Jubilee Pageant - St Ives lugger "Barnabas" by David Hawgood
TQ2777 : Diamond Jubilee Pageant -  Shree Muktajeevan Pipe Band & Dhol Ensemble by David Hawgood
TQ2777 : Dunkirk boat, Jubilee Pageant by Oast House Archive
TQ2777 : Salute to the Queen, Diamond Jubilee Thames Pageant  by David Anstiss
TQ2777 : Going home in the rain, Chelsea Embankment by David Anstiss
TQ2777 : Diamond Jubilee Pageant - Port of London Cutter 3 marshalling by David Hawgood
TQ2777 : Dunkirk boat, Jubilee Pageant by Oast House Archive

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Created: Sun, 3 Jun 2012, Updated: Tue, 5 Jun 2012

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