Nerves of steel were needed for this Royal Navy guard of honour in Portsmouth | Nostalgia
The royal train builds up steam as it eases away from South Railway Jetty, but just look how close the naval guard of honour is to the track.
Of course, the sailors had no choice but to grin and bear it and, as this 1910 picture shows, it was all part and parcel of life in the navy in Portsmouth.
Today’s pictures have, if you hadn’t already guessed, the theme Railways of Portsmouth.
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