• Short Summary

    Lord Mayor of Portsmouth gives freedom of city to Portsmouth Royal Navy command.

  • Description

    Title reads: "Jack Tar's a Freeman".

    Freedom ceremony for Portsmouth Command at Portsmouth, Hampshire.

    L/S HMS Victory. C/U name: "Victory". Panning L/S Victory. Angle shot masts on Victory, pan down to L/S service in progress on board. M/S naval officers saluting. Angle shot White Ensign and signal flags flying on mast. Various shots Lord Mayor of Portsmouth, Alderman J. A. Nye planting tree in front of HMS Victory. M/S group of sailors watching ceremony.

    L/S ceremony in the grounds of historic Southsea Castle. C/U procession of Alderman and City Councillors. M/S Commander-in-Chief Portsmouth Royal Navy, Admiral Sir Wilfred Woods walking with the Lord Mayor of Portsmouth. Panning C/U First Sea Lord Sir David Luce. M/S ceremony. M/S Town Clerk reading address. C/U of the silver freedom of city casket which will be presented to the C-in-C Portsmouth. The Lord Mayor presents the casket to the C-in-C Portsmouth. C/U First Sea Lord watching. Panning shot officer walking down steps from platform carrying casket. M/S guard of honour firing mass volley. M/S guests watching.

    L/S navy marching past guildhall. C/U feet marching past. M/S sailors marching past. C/U women in crowd applauding. M/S officer marching past carrying the casket flanked by two sailors.

    Note: ceremony programme and letter from Portsmouth Corporation publicity officer on file.

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    Film ID:
    Media URN:
    Pathe newsreels
    British Pathé
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    Available on request
    Black & White
    Time in/Out:
    01:03:17:00 / 01:04:55:00

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