Lady Lou

Annual Veterans Cruise

The 2017 Veterans Cruise will take place over two days with up to 20 Little Ships based at Thames Motor Yacht Club, Hampton Court. Veterans from the Korean War, the Falklands, war widows and others will join the Little Ships on Saturday. On Sunday the Little Ships will carry Veterans from WWII including Dunkirk Veterans, Normandy Veterans, Arctic convoy Veterans, Costal Forces Veterans and – for the first time ever – ladies who served in the WRENS during WWII.

2. September 2017 (All day) - 3. September 2017 (All day)

Thames Traditional Boat Festival Friday 14th - Sunday 16th July, Fawley Meadows, Henley - on - Thames

17 Little Ships are registered to attend this not-to-be -missed event on the banks of the River Thames at Henley. Little Ships will sail past on each day of the Festival at a time to be confirmed in the programme. However it is expected that the sail past will be mid afternoon.

The Association is particularly pleased to welcome 'Anne' and 'Deenar' after lengthy restoration.

14. July 2017 (All day) - 16. July 2017 (All day)

Commemorative Cruise to Chatham May 26th to May 29th, 2017

The 2017 Commemorative Cruise will be held at Chatham on the River Medway. Little Ships will arrive from Thursday 25th May and depart by Tuesday 30th May.
A Commemorative Supper will be held on Saturday 27th at Medway Yacht Club.

A quay side Commemorative Service will be held on Sunday 28th at 11.00 alongside the Little Ships. All are welcome.

For further information please contact the Hon Events Secretary at events@adls.org.uk

Updated April 2017

26. May 2017 (All day) - 29. May 2017 (All day)

H.M. Queen’s Official 90th Birthday River Parade on the Thames - Saturday 11th June, 2016

The Association has been invited to support H.M. Queen’s Official 90th Birthday River Parade on the River Thames.

Organisers of the H.M. Queen’s Official 90th Birthday River Parade are working with Lord Sterling’s office arranging one of the landmark events to mark H.M. Queen’s Official 90th Birthday on Saturday 11th June 2016. This is to take the form of a River Parade on the Thames in central London, similar to that in 2012 marking the Diamond Jubilee, but on a very much smaller scale.

11. June 2016 (All day)

Thames Traditional Boat Festival 16/17 July 2016

A popular event with many Association skippers and crews. 17 Little Ships are expected to attend.

The sailing programme for the Little Ships is as follows:

Friday 15th
There is an ADLS sail past at 16.00.

Sat 16th
10.55 Waterloo Band March from lower meadow to ADLS moorings
11.00 Veterans Parade in from the bridge to ADLS moorings
11.10 Band play the salute

15.20 ADLS sail past
15.40 BBMF, Spitfire & Hurricane

Sun17th
11.00 Veterans Parade with Cadet band to ADLS moorings

14.20 ADLS Sail Past
14.30 BBMF with Lancaster

15. July 2016 - 12:00 - 17. July 2016 - 17:00

Lady Lou

Lady Lou

Lady Lou

Lady Lou

Lady Lou

Boat Specification
Boat Name: 
Lady Lou
Boat Type: 
Motor yacht
Boat Length: 
40ft
Boat Beam: 
9ft
Boat Draft: 
4ft 3ins
Boat Displacement: 
10 tons approx.
Boat Engine: 
2 x Nanni 4220HE Diesels
Boat Construction: 
Pitch pine on oak
Boat Builder: 
Rampart
Boat Year: 
1936
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In 1939 the Rampart Boat Building Company of Southampton (then Rampart Boatbuilding Works) had 9 of its ships commandeered for war service. It is believed that a Rampart was the last to leave Dunkirk; several remained there permanently.

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