Title ID 8177Collection ID1093
Title[Naval Review and Cowes: The Late King at Portsmouth on his Way to the Naval Review]
CollectionBognor Regis Film Society / Guermonprez
Genre/TypeAmateurIndependent AmateurNon-fictionCommemoration
ThemeTransport Urban Life
KeywordsAircraft Boats Motor Vehicles Royalty Ships Steamships Urban Areas Buildings Commemorative Events
LocalPortsmouth Cowes
RegionalHampshire Isle of Wight
NationalEngland United Kingdom
ProductionBognor Regis Film Society
CameraHarry Guermonprez
FormatBlack & White Silent
Duration6 min 22 sec.
Copyright & AccessCopyright restrictions apply, contact Screen Archive South East for details


A film documenting the King's visit to a Naval Review at Portsmouth, with street scenes outside the Majestic Picture House Cinema. The second film shows scenes of the Jubilee Regatta at Cowes, with mixed class sailing yachts and naval vessels.


"The Late King at Portsmouth on his way to the Naval Review"

This black and white two film compilation, opens with an exterior view of the "Majestic" Picture House Cinema in Portsmouth with bunting and decorations. Large crowds have gathered to wave at the royal motorcade as it passes through the town [Kingston Road, Portsmouth?].

"The Royal Yacht - steaming down the lines"

A wide shot of HMY (Victoria & Albert III?) on the Solent. Several military vessels on the water, a tall ship (?), HMS Courageous with several men on deck and a smaller boat moored beside her and a bi-plane on her deck; H60 (HMS Crusader); several submarine classes; a flypast of several aircraft in formation from the fleet air-arm, closing with a series of night-time views [possibly with fireworks?].

"Cowes Jubilee Regatta"

A series of steam and sail powered vessels as filmed from the shoreline: HMS Crusader (H60); a J-Class (?); 8-metre (K14); 12-metre (K16, K9, K1); V-class (V24, V7) and a series of other sailing yachts.

Contextual information

The Majestic Picture House opened on the 5th of December 1921, Portsmouth.