The flotilla for the Queen’s Diamond Jubilee River Pageant is mustering upriver, and many of the smaller craft are gathering upstream of Teddington Lock. They include a group of the surviving Little Ships, which played their part in Operation Dynamo, the evacuation of 338,226 allied troops from a besieged Dunkirk, 27 May – 4 June 1940.
I was at the riverside early this morning, and captured a few snapshots. Where possible, I’ve linked them to the Association of Dunkirk Little Ships’ website, so you can read their history. If you can help with identifying others, then do leave a comment.
The Little Ships en masse, next to Teddington Weir.
Plenty of non-Dunkirk craft are also gathered: