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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

Veterans Weekend

With the support once again of Thames Motor Yacht Club, the Royal Navy and Weybridge Mariners Club a weekend of events on the lower Thames will be held to honour the Veterans of past conflicts.
Saturday will see Veterans from the South Atlantic conflicts joining the Little Ships. Whilst on Sunday we will pay tribute to the Veterans from the Second World War.

7. September 2013 (All day) - 8. September 2013 (All day)

Annual Veterans Cruise

The Annual Veterans Cruise will take place on the River Thames from Thames Motor Yacht Club (TMYC), Hampton Court to Weybridge Mariners Club, Shepperton Lock Island.
Over 80 Veterans including some of the few surviving Veterans of Operation Dynamo, Chelsea Pensioners, Normandy Veterans and some of the original Commandos will join Association of Dunkirk Little Ships Honorary Admiral, Prince Michael of Kent for his special day out on the River Thames.

16. September 2012 (All day)

34th Thames Traditional Boat Rally - Fawley Meadows, Henley-on-Thames

It is expected that 15 Little Ships will attend the 34th Thames Traditional Boat Rally, Henley-on-Thames over the weekend of July 16 and 17. The schedule for the Little Ships to sail past on is as follows:
....Saturday – 13:40 Little Ships form a line on to the booms – 14:05 WWII Veterans sail past aboard Devon Belle followed by a sail past of the Little Ships
....Sunday – 13:45 Little Ships sail past

It is hoped that a number of Veterans will join the Little Ships on Saturday aboard Devon Belle for the sail past.

16. July 2011 (All day) - 17. July 2011 (All day)

Annual Commemorative Cruise - Ramsgate

The annual Commemorative Cruise will see many of the Little Ships of the ADLS fleet return to the hospitality of Ramsgate Royal Harbour. It is anticipated that Little Ships will arrive independently on Thursday 26 through Saturday 28th. A quay side service will be held on Sunday 29th at 1100 at the Sailor's Chapel adjacent to the Royal Harbour. All are welcome. Weather permitting the Little Ships will form up outside the Harbour, after the Service of Remembrance, for a wreath laying ceremony. On Sunday evening, members and guests will attend an evening dinner at the Pegwell Bay Hotel.

27. May 2011 (All day) - 30. May 2011 (All day)
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