DISABLED Hampshire yachtsman Geoff Holt has been selected to take part in the Queen’s Diamond Jubilee Pageant.

His wheelchair accessible powerboat, Wetwheels, was chosen to be one of a thousand boats which will gather on the River Thames on June 3 for the big occasion.

It will be the largest flotilla in modern times on the river, with rowing boats, working boats and pleasure vessels of all shapes and sizes beautifully dressed with streamers and Union Jacks, stretching for an estimated 12-and-a-half miles.

Geoff, pictured, said: “I’m very proud indeed. She is a magnificent boat and I’m thrilled to bits that I will have the opportunity to be there, on the Thames, playing a part in the Queen’s Diamond Jubilee celebrations.”

Every vessel will take its place in the flotilla alongside Her Majesty the Queen and other members of the Royal Family aboard the Royal Barge, The Spirit of Chartwell.