09 Sep A Royal River Salute
At midday on Wednesday 9 September, a flotilla of historic vessels, leisure cruisers and passenger boats took part in a procession on the River Thames to mark the day on which Queen Elizabeth II becomes the longest reigning monarch in British history.
This date will mark the 63 years and 216 days since The Queen came to the throne.
The procession featured vessels such as Havengore and Gloriana, which participated in the Queen’s Diamond Jubilee River Pageant in 2012, as well as the fireboat, Massey Shaw. It began east of Tower Bridge at midday, with the vessels sounding their horns for one minute. The bridge lifted as a sign of respect and as the procession passed by HMS Belfast, a four gun salute sounded and Massey Shaw will shoot jets of water into the air.
We were glad to be joined by current London Fire boat Firedart and other vessels.
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