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GLSW in Queen's Birthday Flotilla

11th June 2016

GLSW in Queen's Birthday Flotilla

GLSW in Queen's Birthday Flotilla

On Saturday 11th June, following a request from the organisers, the instructor and leader team from 14th Richmond Scout Boating Centre took part in the Birthday flotilla led by the Queen's Royal Barge Gloriana and MV Havengore, which had in previous years carried Sir Winston Churchill's coffin on its final journey upstream for his funeral in the Royal Shallop Jubilant.

The 14th Richmond crew were rowing The Royal Barge Jubilant, built in Richmond for Her Majesty's Golden Jubilee.

On board also were a group of young people from the Borough, a Sea Scout, Catriona Gilcrest from 1st Hampton Hill Sea Scout Group and 4 land Scouts, Joshua Williams, Rishi Sehmi, Nakul Patel , and Dhruv Duggal from 2nd Whitton Scout Group.

The flotilla formed up below Lambeth Bridge and proceeded to The Tower of London where a 61 gun salute took place and also the Royal Fly Past.

14th Richmond Boating Centre regularly take out over 2,000 young people in Richmond and beyond in Jubilant, on behalf of The Jubilant Trust and in the past have been lead boat in the Queen's Diamond Jubilee Pageant, regular participants in the annual Tudor Pull from Hampton Court Palace to the Tower of London, Escorting The Olympic Torch on its final journey to the Olympic site, the Magna Carta 900 pageant etc.

In the photo are Catriona Gilcrest, Rishi Sehmi, Nakul Patel and Dhruv Patel.

Robin Corti

Secretary, 14th Richmond Viking Scout Boating Centre

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