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    Full title reads: "His Majesty In Command - Combined Fleets exercise off Spithead" (super over shot of warship at sea)

    Spithead, Hampshire.

    WS. the "Albert and Victoria " at sea. WS. pan to see warships at sea. MS. the bow of a battleship. WS. the fleet seen from the stern of a ship with the Royal Ensign in the foreground. WS. High Angle battleships in convoy during manoeuvres.

    WS. Bow of a ship. WS. the stern of two battleships both flying the Royal Ensign. WS. Aerial View of the fleet in convoy. LS. Destroyer firing a salvo. LS. a cruiser with heavy guns in the foreground the guns fire. WS. Naval guns firing. WS. Cruiser with the guns of a destroyer in the foreground. WS. from the deck of a ship to see cruisers following behind. WS. A destroyer firing its guns.

    WS. interior of a battleship the gun is lowered the back of the gun is opened and the shell elevator moves into position. MS. on deck of the ship guns firing. WS. destroyer guns firing. LS. looking up at naval guns. MS. Navy Officer looking though binoculars. WS & WS. shell bursts.

    CU. Officer blowing pipe and giving orders aboard H.M.S. "Cairo" the whole of the following section appears to be on board the ""Cairo". WS. sailors waving to camera. MS. bugler. LS. the rum supply being dished out. MS. sailors queuing for their supply. MS. The Keg with "The King God Bless Him" on the side. LS. a group of sailors enjoying their rations. LS. group drinking. MS. men drinking. MS. the the Royal Ensign with the fleet in the distance. WS. the fleet at sea.

    There then follows a section of film of Prince Albert, Duke of York (later King George VI) in Naval uniform inspecting a guard of honour. This is probably later than 1935.

    LS. King George VI inspecting a guard of honour WS. the King shakes hands with a Naval officer salutes and starts down the steps to the motor launch. LS. the motor launch leaving the ship WS. the motor launch arriving alongside the warship the King gets off and runs u the steps. WS. Officers including the King lines up on the deck at the bow of the ship Naval ratings pass they King and the ratings salute one another. CU, King George VI saluting. WS. the Kings motor launch leaving WS. ratings raising their caps and waving them. WS. motor launch. WS. shot of the warship.

    The next section contains a version of the first story of Naval manoeuvres much of the material is identical. The shots that are not included in the first version of the story are catalogued here. Various shots of Naval ratings enjoying their rum ration from 01:45:18. WS. warship H70 01:48:11. WS. fleet during manoeuvres. 10:49:26. WS. Various shots battle cruisers there is some nat. sound of the count down before the firing starts. 01:49:34.
    follows on with LS. the Royal Yacht "Victoria and Albert". WS. naval ratings raising their caps with warships in the distance. WS. the Royal Ensign with warships following behind. MS. warships. 01:53:32 the section on board HMS "Cairo" starts again. CU. Officer pipes and announces the splicing of the main brace. The natural sound continues though out a section of the ratings drinking the ration of rum.

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    British Pathé
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    Black & White
    Time in/Out:
    01:40:12:00 / 01:54:50:00
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  • Appears in...

    Spithead George VI: 1930-35 Royal Yacht(s) Groppi Groppi Patch 1 Royal Navy Destroyers
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    0:01 0:02 0:03 0:04

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