River Thames Reflections Flotilla

Saturday 24th September 2022

HQS Wellington

I was back to HQS Wellington for the 3rd time in a week – along with the Mistress and Alderman Sheriff Nicholas Lyons and his Consort Felicity and other Masters and Consorts, and the Sea Cadets and young Royal Marine Cadets. About 100 of us boarded in the evening to witness the River Thames Reflections Flotilla – graciously hosted by The Master Mariner, Capt Robin Batt, and their Clerk Scott Hanlon.

The flotilla took place at dusk with over a hundred and fifty boats, including the Gloriana – all making their way down the River Thames from Chelsea to Tower Bridge. The event was a reflection for Her Majesty and raised funds for the RNLI, supporting the construction of a new lifeboat station at Waterloo Bridge.

A real spectacle on a fine autumn evening.