This film is part of Free
Their Happy New Year
Portsmouth sailors get some seasonal shore leave
Smiling sailors are lined up, inspected and released from the barracks in Queen St Portsmouth. The sailors' hat bands say HMS Victory - not Nelson's famous ship but a shore establishment for men posted into Portsmouth for training or other reasons. Every man in the RN had to be assigned to a vessel due to discipline regulations. In view are the old gates, the cathedral and the Royal Naval Arms.