Fitting Out Supper, Friday 21st April 2017, Dorney Lake near Windsor

Address for Dorney Lake:
Dorney Lake, Eton College Rowing Centre, off Court Lane, Dorney, Windsor, Berkshire, SL4 6QP

Exit at M$ Junction 7 follow slip road to roundabout

Turn left onto A4 towards Maidenhead

After traffic lights turn left at roundabout onto B3026, signposted for Dorney and Eton

On sharp left-hand bend, turn right, signposted Dorney Reach

After 400m enter Dorney Lake, Eton College Rowing Centre through large white double gates

Follow perimeter road to left of lake down to the boathouse

21. April 2017 - 19:00 - 21:00

Massey Shaw by Westminster - Lord Mayors Show 2016

Massey Shaw by Westminster - Lord Mayors Show 2016

Massey Shaw outside Parliament on the River Thames during the Lord Mayors Show 2016.

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

Updated April 2017

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

Glala undergoing restoration

Glala undergoing restoration

Undergoing restoration Oct 2016

49th Fitting Out Supper

The end of the boating season is marked by the formal Laying Up Supper to be held at the Royal Horse Guards Hotel, 2 Whitehall Ct, London SW1A 2EJ. Set in a landmark Victorian building that was once the Secret Service's HQ, this luxury location is a 2-minute walk from Embankment Underground Station.

Members only.

22. October 2016 - 19:00 - 23:00

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)

Veterans Cruise

3. September 2016 - 0:01 - 4. September 2016 - 0:01

ADLS Annual General Meeting Friday 4th March, 2016

Members and Associate members are requested attend the Association AGM and give their views on the Association. The AGM will be held at the Naval Club, 38 Hill Street, London, W1J 5NS. From 7pm for an 8pm start.
Members are encouraged to consider supporting running of the Association by offering to serve on the committee. Further details from the Association Secretary, Mr David Knight.

Members are reminded that in common with most London Clubs a dress code applies to those using the public rooms. Smart casual is now acceptable.

4. March 2016 - 19:19 - 21:00

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

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

Commemorative Cruise - Ramsgate 27 to 30 May 2016

Little Ships will return to Ramsgate for the Annual Commemorative Cruise of the Association of Dunkirk Little Ships. It is anticipated that in excess of 25 Little Ships will attend.
A commemorative service will be held on Sunday 29th May at the Sailor's Church adjacent to the Royal Harbour. All our welcome.
The Commemorative Cruise Supper will be held at RAF Manston, on Sunday 29th May. Coach transfer will be provided from the Royal Harbour to the venue.

27. May 2016 (All day) - 30. May 2016 (All day)

Fitting Out Supper 16th April 2016

The 2016 Fitting Out Supper will be held at The Ship Hotel
Monument Green
KT13 8BQ
Telephone: +44 (0)1932 848364

Further details will be posted nearer the time.

16. April 2016 - 19:00 - 23:00

Association 50th Anniversary Celebration Reunion

Place holder for date proposed to hold an informal get together of past and present members and friends of the Association for a celebration of 50 years since the Association was formed.

10. September 2016 (All day)

Little Ships visit the Royal Victoria Docks


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
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