1918 - The Royal visit to the naval base at Harwich
On the 5th March 1918, King George V visited Harwich. The main purpose of the visit was to inspect the Harwich Forces, with a "March Past" The sender noted he was in the parade, while the King was joined by Captain Moir of HMS Dido, while Admiral Tyrwhitt is behind Captain Moir.
PATIENT HEROES OF THE SEA There is a video at the Imperial War Museum of this visit including the following Click Here King George V, standing on a rostrum, receives officers and watches a march past by detachments from the ships in port. The King is shown a demonstration of shot hole stopper drill, staged on the quayside. Investiture ceremonies aboard flagship and at a naval air station - those honoured have their backs to the camera. The King congratulates US flying officers. RNAS march past. HM inspects officers and men from the minesweepers. The King boards a train and departs - dignitaries disperse - guard leaps onto the train as it leaves the platform.; Record of a Royal visit to the naval base at Harwich, 1918.