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 : Dunkirk boats, Jubilee Pageant by Oast House Archive
TQ2777 : Gloriana rowbarge, Jubilee Pageant by Oast House Archive
TQ2777 : Tugboats, Jubilee Pageant by Oast House Archive
TQ2777 : Dunkirk little boats, Jubilee Pageant by Oast House Archive
TQ2777 : Diamond Jubilee Pageant - security at Chelsea Embankment by David Hawgood
TQ2777 : Tug Boats, Jubilee Pageant by Oast House Archive
TQ2777 : Diamond Jubilee Pageant - cutter "Blue Launch" by David Hawgood
TQ2777 : Music Barge in the rain, Jubilee Pageant  by David Anstiss
TQ2777 : Passenger boats, Jubilee Pageant by Oast House Archive
TQ2777 : Dunkirk boat, Jubilee Pageant by Oast House Archive
TQ2777 : Spirit of Chartwell, Jubilee Barge by Oast House Archive
TQ2777 : The Royal Barge 'Spirit of Chartwell', River Thames by David Anstiss
TQ2777 : Dragon Boats, River Thames by David Anstiss
TQ2777 : Canadian canoe, Jubilee Pageant by Oast House Archive
TQ2777 : Swedish TV Interviewer, Jubilee Pageant by Oast House Archive
TQ2777 : Jubilee Pageant by Oast House Archive
TQ2777 : Crowds on Chelsea Embankment, London by David Anstiss
TQ2777 : Fireboat, Jubilee Pageant by Oast House Archive
TQ2777 : Music boat, Jubilee Pageant by Oast House Archive
TQ2777 : Elizabethan, Jubilee Pageant by Oast House Archive
TQ2777 : Diamond Jubilee Pageant - sea cadets U-turn and re-form by David Hawgood
TQ2777 : Massed rowing boats, River Thames by David Anstiss
TQ2777 : Diamond Jubilee Pageant - Guernsey marine ambulance by David Hawgood
TQ2777 : Gloriana rowbarge, Jubilee Pageant by Oast House Archive
TQ2777 : Rowing boats, Jubilee Pageant by Oast House Archive

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

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