Up to 50 hot air balloons glide over the Thames at sunrise

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ALMOST fifty hot air balloons took to the skies this morning to form an incredible sight over the capital. The fleet of balloons took off from Burgess Park just after sunrise and drifted across the river Thames. Early risers were treated to the stunning spectacle as the Lord Mayor’s Hot Air Balloon Regatta filled the morning sky. The flotilla of craft glided east …


Farage’s fisherman’s flotilla sails up the Thames

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DOZENS of fishing boats from around the country sailed up the Thames this morning as part of the campaign in favour of leaving the European Union. The flotilla of vessels from Fishing for Leave made its way up the river to arrive outside the Houses of Parliament in time for Prime Minister’s Questions. The fishing armada, which was joined by UKIP …


Tall ships arrive in London from Mexico and the United States

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TWO tall ships arrived on the Thames from Mexico and the United States this week – and they’re both open to the public this weekend. First to arrive at West India Docks was the Mexican navy’s sail training ship ARM Cuauhtémoc.  Dressed in colourful signal flags, the 90 metre long barque came up the Thames on Tuesday afternoon, with sailors manning …


HMS Bulwark visits London to host Royal Navy photographic awards

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ALBION-class assault ship HMS Bulwark arrived in London late on Sunday evening. 176-metre long Bulwark sailed up the Thames to arrive at Greenwich Ship Tier shortly before 01:00 having recently taken part in events off Orkney to commemorate the 100th anniversary of the Battle of Jutland. On Tuesday night the ship hosted the prestigious Peregrine Trophy which celebrates the work …

RMS St Helena arrives on the Thames

RMS St Helena in London for farewell visit

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ROYAL Mail Ship (RMS) St Helena arrived on the Thames yesterday as part of her farewell tour. The passenger and cargo ship has been the only means of accessing the remote island of St Helena in the South Atlantic but the opening of a new airport is forcing her retirement after 26 years of service. The 105 metre long vessel …


Balmoral back on the Thames

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HERITAGE excursion ship MV Balmoral has returned to the Thames for its first season of trips since 2012. After a period of being laid up, the vessel – listed on the National Historic Fleet register – is now under the ownership of a Bristol-based charity who have returned her to service for days out. She was originally launched in 1949 …


Gloriana to lead Thames flotilla celebrating Queen’s 90th birthday

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A STUNNING flotilla on the River Thames will take place on Saturday June 11th to celebrate the Queen’s official birthday. QRB Gloriana will lead the flotilla which will include Havengore, famous for carrying Churchill’s coffin on the day of his funeral, and the legendary fireboat Massey Shaw. The Royal shallop Jubilant, the Drapers’ Company barge Royal Thamesis, the Thames Limo charter …