King George V's Royal launch docks with the battleship HMS Queen Elizabeth at Scapa Flow, Orkney Islands, in World War 1. The King ascends steps to the ship's deck and exchanges salutes with the Captain and officers. An Antiaircraft guns can be seen in the foreground,on deck. The King greets several other officers. Sailors march along the deck to enter a formation for the decoration ceremony. Next, a number of sailors sailors are decorated by the King, as officers, who have already been decorated, stand behind, wearing their respective awards around their necks. The king then climbs stairs to an upper deck, where he steps on a stand and addresses the ship's company, who stand in formation. Afterwards, the crew members leave the formation in single file, saluting as they pass the King on the stand. (World War I; World War 1; WWI; WW1)
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