07 June 2012

Thames Diamond Jubilee Pageant…



Thames Diamond Jubilee  Pageant

On Sunday 3rd June 2012 over 1,000 vessels gathered on the Thames to celebrate Her Majesty The Queen‘s Diamond Jubilee


Date of Issue: June 03, 2012

Isle of Man  issued a beautiful Miniature Sheet on 3rd June 2012 to commemorate Queen’s Diamond Jubilee Celebration on River Thames !!


The Thames Diamond Jubilee Pageant was a parade on June 03, 2012 of more than 1,000 ships and boats along the River Thames in London, as part of the celebrations of the Diamond Jubilee of Elizabeth II. The Queen, Prince Philip and other members of the Royal Family were aboard vessels that took part in the parade, which was watched by more than 1.2 million spectators from the Embankments.


The vessels that took part included military, commercial and pleasure craft. According to Guinness World Records, this was the largest ever parade of boats, surpassing the previous record of 327 vessels set in Bremerhaven, Germany, in 2011. Sailing vessels and others too tall to pass under the bridges were moored as an "Avenue of Sail" downstream of Tower Bridge.

Also available are First Day Cover, Thames Pageant Special Covers (Limited edition of just 500 each, carried on board 'Lady of Mann' and 'Vital Spark') with special foil-overprinted postmark, Thames Pageant Stamp and Coin Pack.

Source: Wikipedia and iompostoffice.com

Screenshot_3 : Kasinath R.- Tanjore (TN) -  Blog - http://shipthemegallery.blogspot.com/

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