A 100 tonne crane from national plant and equipment hire specialist, Hewden, was given the Royal seal of approval as it assisted with preparations for the Queen's Diamond Jubilee celebrations.
The all terrain crane was used to lift the Queen's Britannia Royal Barge into the King George V Dock, London. The vessel was used to ferry the Queen and the Duke of Edinburgh to the Spirit of Chartwell, as part of the 1,000 strong flotilla on the River Thames on Sunday 3rd June.
It was the first time in 15 years that the Barge has served the Royal Family. The vessel used to carry the Queen to and from her beloved Royal Yacht Britannia, before it was decommissioned in 1997 after almost 44 years' service.