Two Jersey boats in Diamond Jubilee Thames flotilla

Howard D The Howard D was the first motorised lifeboat to be stationed in Jersey

Two Jersey boats have been among 1,000 vessels sailing on the River Thames as part of Diamond Jubilee celebrations.

Jersey's first motorised lifeboat, the Howard D, and the fisheries vessel Norman le Brocq were representing the island on the sailing to Tower Bridge.

In Jersey, other Jubilee celebrations included Reg's Garden in St Brelade hosting a fete.

Grouville parish began a day-long celebration with an open air service on Gorey Common.

The Howard D first arrived in Jersey in 1937 and left in 1947 to join a central pool of RNLI vessels in the UK.

It then spent 20 years as a fishing boat on the east coast of England before returning to Jersey to be restored by a team of volunteers at the Maritime Museum.

A permanent electricity supply has been installed at Gorey Common's football pitch for the celebrations.

The common often hosts big events, but has relied on generators to power entertainment and catering facilities.

See all the latest Diamond Jubilee news and features at

More on This Story

The BBC is not responsible for the content of external Internet sites

BBC Jersey


St Helier

Min. Night 16 °C


  • John CurticeScotland decides

    Referendum race 'may have got tighter'

  • RihannaCloud caution

    After celebrity leaks, what can you do to safeguard your photos?

  • Cesc FabregasFair price?

    Have some football clubs overpaid for their new players?

  • Woman and hairdryerBlow back

    Would banning high-power appliances actually save energy?

  • Rack of lambFavourite feast

    Is the UK unusually fond of lamb and potatoes?

BBC © 2014 The BBC is not responsible for the content of external sites. Read more.

This page is best viewed in an up-to-date web browser with style sheets (CSS) enabled. While you will be able to view the content of this page in your current browser, you will not be able to get the full visual experience. Please consider upgrading your browser software or enabling style sheets (CSS) if you are able to do so.