A Golden Jubilee Photographic Exhibition
Marking 50 years of
Her Majesty The Queen's association with
the Royal Navy and the Commonwealth Navies
The Royal party on board HMS Vengeance during a review of the Home Fleet in the Clyde by HM King George VI in July 1947. HRH Princess Elizabeth can be seen here with HRH Princess Margaret, HM Queen Elizabeth, and Lt Philip Mountbatten RN.



Fleet Air Arm Museum Photographic Collection
HRH The Princess Elizabeth on board HMS Glory in Malta, December 1949, inspecting ships' companies of the Mediterranean Fleet as part of the King's birthday celebrations.



Fleet Air Arm Museum Photographic Collection
HRH Princess Elizabeth in Malta, probably for the presenting of the King's Colour in January 1951.



Fleet Air Arm Museum Photographic Collection
HMAS Vengeance performed Royal esscort duties during the Australian section of the Royal Tour in 1954.

After the Captain was given a signed photograph of HM Queen Elizabeth II, he used the ship's company to reproduce the signature. A copy of this photograph was sent to the Queen, to which she replied "A most original forgery".




Fleet Air Arm Museum Photographic Collection
HM Queen Elizabeth II in Canada



Royal Canadian Navy
Sailors of the Royal Canadian Navy wave farewell to HMY Britannia.



Royal Canadian Navy
HM Queen Elizabeth II boards
HMY Britannia, after a visit to Canada.




Royal Canadian Navy
HMAS Bataan, Tobruk and Vengeance, and HMS Ceylon, escort the Royal Yacht Gothic 1954.



Australian Department of Defence (Navy)
HM Queen Elizabeth II departing HMS Dolphin in 1959. HMS Trespasser can be seen in the background. Trespasser saw action in the Far East during World War II, in particular landing "special forces" on enemy shores.



Royal Navy Submarine Museum Photographic Collection
Launch of HMS Dreadnought, on the 21 October 1960. 1960



Fleet Air Arm Museum Photographic Collection
To mark the 300th anniversary of the formation of the Corps, HM Queen Elizabeth II reviewed the Royal Marines at Buckingham Palace on 23 July 1964. The Royal Marines paraded in ceremonial uniform, lovat dress and combat dress.



Royal Marines Museum Photographic Collection
HM Queen Elizabeth II at the periscope of HMS Resolution, August 1974.

By this date all four Polaris submarines had been successfully commissioned and Britain's nuclear deterrent force was now permanently "on patrol". Resolution's 16 missiles gave her greater destructive power than all the bombs dropped during World War II.



Royal Navy Submarine Museum Photographic Collection

Unveiling of Naval Memorial on Anzac Parade, Canberra, Australia, 3 March 1986, in company with
Vice Admiral M W Hudson AO RAN, Chief of Naval Staff, and the Rt Hon R J Hawke MP, Prime Minister.




Australian Department of Defence (Navy)
HRH The Princess Elizabeth on board a motor launch.



Royal Naval Museum Photographic Collection
HRH The Princess Elizabeth at the launch of HMS Eagle, aircraft carrier at Harland and Wolff, Belfast, in March 1946.



Royal Naval Museum Photographic Collection
HM Queen Elizabeth II inspecting Naval Cadets at Britannia Royal Naval College, Dartmouth, c1950s.



Royal Naval Museum Photographic Collection
HM Queen Elizabeth II and HRH The Prince Phillip on board HMS Albion, aircraft carrier, 1957.



Royal Naval Museum Photographic Collection
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