• Short Summary

    Queen addresses members of Royal Naval Volunteer Reserve on Horse Guards Parade.

  • Description

    Horseguards Parade, London.

    GV parade of Royal Naval Volunteer Reserve lined up on Horseguards, & STV. SCU Queen Elizabeth II holding umbrella, with Duke of Edinburgh, moving up to review sailors on a land rover. SV crowd holding umbrellas. STV Queen reviewing the parade on a land rover. SCU pan, Queen reviewing the parade on a land rover. SCU sailors in parade. STV Queen driving down ranks. LV Nelson's column over roof tops. SV Queen and Prince Philip taking place on dais. Parade listening to Queen's speech (natural sound). CU Queen saying: "I feel sure that Drake and Nelson, were they at sea today, would be glad to have such volunteers under their command". CU Queen saying: "In honour of this occasion I am pleased to give the traditional order to 'Splice the Mainbrace'". CU Naval ratings. GV parade marching past Queen. SV Queen. GV parade marching past Queen.

    (Orig.Neg. & Lav.) (Title scene "A") (Orig."D")

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    168.01
    Media URN:
    29507
    Group:
    Pathe newsreels
    Archive:
    British Pathé
    Issue Date:
    17/06/1954
    Sound:
    Sound
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:01:21:00
    Time in/Out:
    01:00:22:00 / 01:01:43:00
    Canister:
    54/46

Comments (2)

  1. egb9127 says

    RNVR QUEEN'S REVIEW 1954
    My particiaption in this great event was the highlight of my 38 years in the Royal Canadian Navy Reserve. At the time I was a 17 year old Ordinary Seaman. We sailed to England in the Tribal Class Destroyer HMCS MICMAC. It is fantastic to finally see some footage of the parade. Will there ever be a reunion of this event?

    E.G.Brown
    Lt (N) Ret'd

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  2. dustie 7 says

    I took part in this parade I was a Lieading Stores Assistant of the London Division RNVR.
    We spent a week training at HMS NELSON the RN Barracks at Portsmouth for the event.
    It was a week of lovely weather, but in London on the day of the actual parade it rained cats and dogs all day we all got soaked and all our white blanko ran.

    I also took part in the one hundredth anniversary of the RNVR in 2003 but as an observer this time.

    I was most proud to take part in that first parade.
    Phil Brown

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