Papillon

Weybridge Mariners River Festival - 5th September, 2009

Members of the ADLS are extended an invitation by Weybridge Mariners Club (www.weybridgemariners.co.uk) to attend their River Day Festival at Shepperton Lock. This event is always well attended by the public and the DLSRT will be in attendance with their fund raising stall. Fermain V will be giving boat trips 'around the island' so come along and join in the fun.

5. September 2009 - 11:00 - 16:00

Annual Veterans Cruise; Kingston on Thames to Weybridge Mariners

The Annual Veterans Cruise is one of the most important events in the ADLS calendar. Originally conceived as an opportunity to reunite participants in Operation Dynamo with the Little Ships, the event now includes Veterans from D-Day and other operations of WWII.

13. September 2009 - 9:30 - 18:00

Thames Traditional Boat Rally

The Thames Traditional Boat Rally is, simply put, a huge 2-day display of the very finest-looking traditional boats one can see. It was the dream, back in 1977, of a few keen boaters. Most of these were members of the River Thames Society, others were members of the Inland Waterways Association or Thames boat clubs. Their idea was to encourage owners of traditional craft to cherish and restore them to all their former glory, as well as to continue to use them upon the river.

18. July 2009 (All day) - 19. July 2009 (All day)

Papillon

Papillon

Papillon

Papillon

Papillon

Boat Specification
Boat Name: 
Papillon
Boat Type: 
Motor Yacht
Boat Length: 
33ft 5ins
Boat Beam: 
8ft 7ins
Boat Draft: 
3ft 8ins
Boat Displacement: 
10.5 tons
Boat Engine: 
2 x 4cyl 42HP Isuzu Diesels
Boat Construction: 
Carvel
Boat Builder: 
Leslie W Harris, Burnham
Boat Year: 
1930
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Whilst Cdr. V.A.L. Bradyll--Johnson was in charge of the Eastern arm of Dover break-water during 'Operation Dynamo' many handwritten messages and instructions were sent to him and the naval officers under his command. One of these was the order to 'keep a list of the men in each boat by name, initials and official number . If civilian, next of kin and address are required'. His staff were also told: 'On arrival (of requisitioned boats) make a full list of requirements and defects. Immediate necessities are fuel, water and two days' provisions for the crew'.

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