Papillon

Commemorative Cruise 2018

In 2018 the Little Ships will return to Ipswich for the annual Commemorative Cruise.
Further details are available from the Hon Events Secretary email events@adls.org.uk .

25. May 2018 (All day) - 28. May 2018 (All day)

Oostende voor Anker

In 2018 Oostende voor Anker (Ostend at Anchor) will commemorate the second Ostend Raid (see below). In the past few years the Ostend festival has coincided with the Commemorative Cruise so it has not been possible to support this popular event. As the selected dates for 2018 do not clash with the Commemorative Cruise it is hoped that several Little Ships will be able to attend.

10. May 2018 (All day) - 13. May 2018 (All day)

Port of Dartmouth Royal Regatta 24th - 25th - 26th August 2017

The Regatta Committee has invited the Association to join the Dartmouth Royal Regatta on the River Dart. Events will include an air display a review of classic boats and a steam rally. Further details at http://www.dartmouthregatta.co.uk/ .

For further information contact Jonathan Hawkins jonathanhawkins387@yahoo.co.uk .

24. August 2017 (All day) - 26. August 2017 (All day)

'DUNKIRK' the Movie

'Dunkirk' will be released in theatres on July 21, 2017. Director Christopher Nolan has assembled a number of notable names for his upcoming (and first) war movie, chief among them being Kenneth Branagh, Tom Hardy, Cillian Murphy, Mark Rylance and Harry Styles.

Also starring a number of the Association's Little Ships including Hilfranor, Nyula, Elvin, Papillon, MTB102, Caronia, Mary Jane, Endeavour, New Britannic, Mimosa, RIIS I and Princess Elizabeth.

21. July 2017 (All day) - 1. July 2018 (All day)

Little Ships visit the Royal Victoria Docks

VISIT TO BE CURTAILED

Due to the winds forecast for Monday and Tuesday in the Thames estuary it has been decide that the Little Ships will depart the Royal Dock around 11am on Sunday morning. This means the events scheduled for Sunday will have to be cancelled. This situation is very much regretted but as with all things nautical we are all in the hands of the 'weather gods'!

16. May 2015 - 16:30 - 17. May 2015 - 11:00

Commemorative Cruise 2014 - Chatham, Kent

The 2014 Commemorative Cruise will see the Little Ships visiting Chatham on the River Medway. Over 20 Little Ships are expected to attend from the Medway, Thames, South and East Coast.

Little Ships will be mooring on the Home & Communities agency (HCA) pontoon which is located in Basin 1 by the HMS Chatham Bridge, access to the pontoon will be through MDL Chatham Maritime Marina lock on River Medway.

The programme of event will be as follows:

Friday 23rd/Saturday 24th - Dunkirk Little Ships arrive in Chatham
Saturday 24th - Free day

23. May 2014 (All day) - 26. May 2014 (All day)

Ostende voor Anker

Little Ships are invited to attend Ostend at Anchor. Details from the official invitation are shown below.
Skippers are requested to register their interest in attending with the Commodore.

The Festival – which has a reputation for being probably the most participant user-friendly in Europe, opens daily from 1000 hrs until 2000 hrs and has three popular aspects:

29. May 2014 (All day) - 1. June 2014 (All day)

35th THAMES TRADITIONAL BOAT RALLY 2013 - FAWLEY MEADOWS, HENLEY-on-THAMES

Following the unavoidable cancellation of the event in 2012, we are hoping as many Members as possible will support the 35th Traditional Boat Rally. More details will be posted in due course on this site and at http://www.tradboatrally.com/ .

19. July 2013 (All day) - 21. July 2013 (All day)

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)

Commemorative Return 2013 - Ipswich

2013 will see the Little Ships return to Ipswich for their Annual Commemorative Cruise. A service will be held dockside at Ipswich Haven Marina on Sunday 26th May commencing at 1100. All are welcome.

25. May 2013 - 12:00 - 27. May 2013 - 17:00

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)

Annual Commemorative Cruise incorporating the Thames Diamond Jubilee Pageant - 2012

The 2012 Commemorative Cruise will be held in London, in West India Dock to coincide with the Thames Diamond Jubilee Pageant. The Pageant to be held at high water on the afternoon of Sunday 3 June 2012 and the event will see up to a thousand boats muster on the River Thames in preparation for Her Majesty The Queen to lead the Thames Diamond Jubilee Pageant. The Pageant celebrates Her Majesty's sixty years of service by magnificently bringing the Thames to life.
Little Ships will assemble in Barnes reach prior to the event.

1. June 2012 (All day) - 5. June 2012 (All day)

Annual Veterans Cruise

In excess of 15 Little Ships are expected to take part in the Annual Veterans Cruise on the River Thames between Kingston on Thames and Weybridge. Up to 90 Veterans including some of the last survivors from the Dunkirk evacuations, Chelsea Pensioners and their partners/carers will join the Little Ships for this unique event. Little Ships with the Veterans aboard will leave Thames Motor Yacht Club opposite Molesey Lock near Hampton Court around 1000.

4. September 2011 - 9:00 - 17:00
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