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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)

Veterans Cruise

As in the past several years the Veterans Cruise will take place over two days and be based out of Thames Motor Yacht Club.

Saturday 5th September sees the Little Ships departing TMYC close to Hampton Court at 1300 with Veterans from the Korean and Falklands campaigns along with War Widows and members of the Not Forgotten Association. The Little Ships will pass through the Barge Lock at Teddington around 1400 and head down stream to the Richmond barrier where they will turn to head back to TMYC.

5. September 2015 - 12:00 - 6. September 2015 - 12:00

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)

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)

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)

Teddington Lock Memorial Dedication

A memorial dedicated to the Little Ships will be unveiled on Sunday 9th May on Teddington Lock. The memorial will commemorate the work carried out by Douglas Tough - who assembled 100 of the Little Ships from his boatyard opposite the lock - and the 338,000 men who were rescued from Dunkirk during the evacuation. It is hoped several Little Ships will attend.
Further details including timings will be announced in the very near future.

9. May 2010 (All day)

33rd The Thames Traditional Boat Rally

A glorious weekend of varnished wood and gleaming brass. 16 Little Ships are expected to attend the Rally held at Fawley Meadows, Henley-on-Thames. See http://www.tradboatrally.com for more information on the Rally.

17. July 2010 (All day) - 18. July 2010 (All day)

Annual Veterans Cruise Sunday 5th Sept 2010

FOLLOWING THE SUCCESSFUL RETURN TO DUNKIRK< THE ADLS ARE NOW PREPARING FOR THE ANNUAL VETERANS CRUISE, WHICH THIS YEAR TAKES PLACE ON SUNDAY 5 SEPTEMBER. THE FLOTILLA OF LITTLE SHIPS WILL MOOR DOWNSTREAM OF KINGSTON BRIDGE FOR VETERANS TO EMBARK AT 0915 FOR A 0945 DEPARTURE, AND WILL TRANSIT EAST MOLESEY AND SUNBURY LOCKS TO MAKE AN ETA AT THE WEYBRIDGE MARINERS CLUB OF APPROXIMATELY 1300. THE VETERANS WILL BE HOSTED THERE TO LUNCH BEFORE RETURNING TO KINGSTON IN A FLEET OF PERIOD VEHICLES AT APPROXIMATELY 1530.

5. September 2010 - 9:00 - 17:00
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