Sea Cadets from Wellingborough take part in Thames flotilla for the Queen’s Diamond Jubilee

Northampton and Wellingborough Sea Cadets' narrowboat Diamond during the floatilla in London for the Queen's Diamond Jubilee

Northampton and Wellingborough Sea Cadets' narrowboat Diamond during the floatilla in London for the Queen's Diamond Jubilee

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Sea Cadets from Wellingborough headed to London to take part in the flotilla to mark the Queen’s Diamond Jubilee.

Northampton and Wellingborough Sea Cadet Corps were chosen to represent the Lord Lieutenant of Northamptonshire Lady Juliet Townsend at the event on Sunday (June 3), which featured 1,000 boats.

The view Northampton and Wellingborough Sea Cadets' narrowboat Diamond of the vessels in West India Dock while they waited for the off during the floatilla in London for the Queen's Diamond Jubilee

The view Northampton and Wellingborough Sea Cadets' narrowboat Diamond of the vessels in West India Dock while they waited for the off during the floatilla in London for the Queen's Diamond Jubilee

The group had previously had to appeal for help to transport its narrowboat to the event, as water shortages between the River Nene and Gayton Marina had meant the boat was stranded in Oundle Marina.

But the Sea Cadets were able to go to the capital in the end thanks to Wellingborough-based haulage firm Rob Masters Ltd, which offered to transport the narrowboat for them. It was moved onto the water closer to London.