From:                                         Amy Johnson <>

Sent:                                           11 May 2012 19:05

To:                                               Amy Johnson

Subject:                                     Pageant News: Issue Ten


Issue Ten – 11 May, 2012



Pageant Timings


As mentioned in the last issue of the newsletter we are now able to share with you the core timings document that sits alongside the Generic Passage Plan, Schematic and Pageant Instructions. Along with instructions received from your Section Leader you should now have everything you need to plan your Pageant.


Click here to download the timings document


Please note that these documents have been developed for the safety of all on board your vessel and it is vital that you read them. They do not relieve boat skippers of their individual duty to draw up their own passage plan; neither the Thames Diamond Jubilee Foundation nor the Port of London Authority accepts any responsibility for individual vessel passage planning.


Please click here to download a printable version of the Pageant Map



Notices to Mariners


The Port of London Authority (PLA) publishes Notices to Mariners providing essential information and advice to those navigating within the Port. Subjects include (but are not limited to) notification of works and events which may impact on navigation and notification of new and updated rules and regulations for navigation.


We ask that you read these important notices to assist you in your passage planning and recommend that you read and understand all of the Regulations, Byelaws and Notices To Mariners prior to navigating on the tidal Thames.


All Notice To Mariners can be found here:


Rules, Regulations and Guidance for navigation in the Port of London can be found here:


The PLA also publishes a number of very good Guidance Documents that can be found here:


Finally we recommend visiting the PLA Recreational Users Website which will assist you in planning you safe passage on the tidal Thames:



Media on board


For those of you that have agreed to host members of the media on board during the flotilla can we please ask you to remind them of the need to wear a lifejacket at all times and if you do not have a spare one for them, it is their responsibility to purchase or hire one.


In addition, please explain that they must be on board well ahead of the Pageant commencing and should make use of the water taxi facilities available to passengers and crew on the morning of the Pageant.


Should you have any problems in the planning of this, please contact:



FREE Marine Cartography Software


As mentioned last week,  Navionics  has made

a very generous offer to each participating vessel that will aid your planning and navigation to London. It includes:


·                   Navionics Marine: the world’s Number One Marine App for iPhone, complete with full UK chart coverage (current App value £21.99).

Click here for more info.

·                   Navionics PC App: a feature-packed UK chart viewer and planner for PC/Mac (current App value £39.99). Click here for more info.


To get your FREE voucher codes for this software, please email by 23rd May 2012, quoting your vessel name in the subject box. Navionics will then send these directly to you.



Official Pageant Photo Montage for Skippers and Crew


We are delighted to announce the appointment of Capture the Event (“CTE”) to provide official photographs and TDJP highlights montages personalised to boats, skippers, crews and connections.


CTE are providing photographers at embarkation points, on specific bridges, for the Royal Salute and at the Finale – to capture your own boat’s unique TDJP experience.  


Prices start at £15 (inc. vat) for a souvenir A4 photographic print captioned with the name of your boat in official TDJP template and logo.  Your crew members will be able to view and order images and montages online.   More details will follow shortly.


If you would like more information in the meantime, please contact quoting “Pageant Photos” as the Subject.



Planning your Journey


Today Transport for London has released information regarding the road closures for the Jubilee weekend that we advise you to read when planning your journey to London:


Click here to read the press release



Website log-in details


To access the Flotilla Participants page of the website, the following details should be used, please do not share these with anyone:


Username: Diamond (capital ‘D’)

Password: Jub1lee (capital ‘J’ and a ‘1’ for the ‘i’)




Boat of the Week: 441


441 was built by the British Power Boat Company Hythe for the RAF as a fast craft to rescue airmen ditched in the sea. Throughout the war she was stationed at Southampton, Ford Sussex, Littlehampton and Sheerness and those who served on her regarded 441 as a magnificent sea boat.


In May 1944, she rescued the entire crew of an American B17 Flying Fortress who had ditched in the Channel. The event was used by the British Power Boat Company in a promotional article in the May 1944 issue of `The Aeroplane` magazine.


441 also played an active role in the Channel on D Day, but was decommissioned in October 1951 and in 1956 was sold to Norman Kidd who maintained the craft while using her for leisure on the canals around Stourport on Severn for the next 50 years.


In 2004, Alistair Walker bought her and has embarked on a loving restoration to her original specifications. She is now ready for re-launch and proud to represent the RAF Museum at Hendon in The Queen’s Diamond Jubilee Pageant, during which she will fly the RAF ensign by kind permission of the Chief of the Air Staff.



 Official Merchandise

Time is running out to purchase all of your Pageant Merchandise, pre-order your Official Souvenir Programme and get your clothing embroidered with crew names ahead of the Pageant.


The embroidery service on clothing will be available on orders up to 18th May. Plus, you can still save 20% on all purchases (excluding embroidery) if you enter the promo code: TDJP2012 at the checkout!


To start shopping go to: and click on the webshop link in the top right-hand corner.



A festival fit for The Queen!


Tickets are still available for The Diamond Jubilee Festival in Battersea Park on Sunday 3rd June.


More information on the Festival can be found here:


Tickets can be purchased from Ticketmaster: for only £5 which covers administration charges. Tickets for children aged 12 and under, accompanied by an adult, are free.



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