British Vice Admiral William Pakenham is knighted by King George V aboard HMS Queen Elizabeth in World War I
Orkney Islands Scotland Date:1917, July Duration:1 min 45 sec Sound:NO SOUND
British Vice Admiral William Pakenham, Commander of the Battle Cruiser Force, is made a Knight Commander of the Royal Victorian Order, by King George V, during his visit to the British battleship HMS Queen Elizabeth at Scapa Flow, Orkney Islands, during World War 1. (The knighting ceremony was the first one aboard a ship since the year 1794.) Following the ceremony, the entire ship's company is seen assembled on deck of the HMS Queen Elizabeth in formation for a formal farewell to King George V on his departure. The officers and sailors stand at attention and then remove their hats and cheer the King, three times. View from a rapidly moving vessel, of HMS Queen Elizabeth silhouetted against the sun as she steams underway, in the distance. Closeup of British white ensign fluttering in breeze. (Note: Slate at start of film incorrectly gives the Vice Admiral's name as Falenham.) (World War I; World War 1; WWI; WW1)
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