For sale is a Post WW2 Royal Navy Naval Review By H.M Queen At Spithead June 15th 1953 programme.
The programme is titled;
“REVIEW OF THE FLEET BY HER MAJESTY THE QUEEN, SPITHEAD, 15th JUNE 1953”
Accompanying this Programme is a Chart showing the positions of the ships at Spithead.
Queen Elizabeth’s accession to the throne occurred in February 1952; however, the Coronation Ceremony did not take place until June 2, 1953. This was soon followed by the imposing spectacle of the Spithead Naval Review on June 15th. In order to celebrate the Coronation a fleet of over 300 vessels assembled in the waters of the Solent, adjacent to the major ports of Portsmouth and Southampton. The fleet consisted of major and minor warships representing the UK, Commonwealth and a number of foreign countries including the USA and Russia. In addition there were numerous merchant vessels, fishing vessels and private yachts – all assembled in assigned rows and/or specific areas where they could be reviewed by Her Majesty and Prince Philip from the bridge of the Royal Yacht,HMS Surprise.
This is in good condition and will be sent via Royal Mail 1st class signed for and dispatched within two working days.