The Home Fleet assembling at Portland in May 1952 in prerations for the summer exercises.
The battle ship is Vanguard and one of the Aircraft Carriers was Indomitable
Vanguard was Flagship to th CinC Admiral Creasy
I use to hate walking the Boom even though it had a "flat" section on the top. Barring for her 5.25's her close range weapon's were removed before she became Senior Officer's Reserve Ships Flagship on Z moorings at Pompey
Pink gins under the stern awning of the Vanguard no doubt while jack sank his tot on the mess deck below decks.Went on the Vanguard as a lad and what impressed me most was the angle of the foredeck you needed climbing boots to walk up it.