Gloriana paid her final respects, clad in black and with oars tossed in salute to Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II at Runnymede as she made her final journey to Windsor Castle. It was our final tribute as part of an extraordinary culmination of sadness and celebration of a most wonderful seven decades of service and duty to all of us.
Gloriana was accompanied by several rowing boats from Wraysbury Skiff & Punting Club, Henley Whalers and Langstone Cutters, as well as the Association of Dunkirk Little Ships, all in salute as the funeral cortége passed by.
Alison, thank you letting our club know of this opportunity, I wish more of us could have participated, it was so emotional, more than any of us had anticipated. The whole day went so well, launch was easy, lock keepers kind, Wraysbury rowers invited us into their club, the sun shone and I had never seen Gloriana before and we made it out of the marina 5 minutes before the gate locked!!!