Was this the naval guard of honour for Churchill?

Winston Churchill's funeral cortege winds its way through the streets of London on January 30, 1965
Winston Churchill's funeral cortege winds its way through the streets of London on January 30, 1965

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It was January 30, 1965 and Sir Winston Churchill’s coffin, borne on a gun carriage, is pulled through the silent streets of London by a contingent of sailors.

The other picture, showing an attachment of sailors beside HMS Victory, is believed to be linked to the first.

Could this be members of the naval guard of honour for Winston Churchill's funeral  beside HMS Victory before they left for London?

Could this be members of the naval guard of honour for Winston Churchill's funeral beside HMS Victory before they left for London?

Owner Dawn Thomas wonders if readers can confirm that connection.

Dawn, of Exton Gardens, Portchester, has a set of photographs of the wartime leader’s funeral. They were given to her parents as a souvenir by someone who worked at HMS Excellent.

She says that at the time her parents managed the Golden Hind pub in Copnor Road, Copnor, Portsmouth.

Dawn believes the naval party beside Victory was parading shortly before leaving for London and the funeral.

Can you let me know if she’s right?