A 100-gun royal salute

This photograph, taken from Clarence Pier, Southsea, shows soldiers firing a birthday salute to the king. They may be Royal Marines. Perhaps someone could confirm it for me?

Friday, 12th May 2017, 12:20 pm
Updated Friday, 12th May 2017, 2:25 pm
Birthday greetings to the king at Southsea

The tribute might have been to Edward VII or perhaps his son George V?

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Edward died in 1910 and looking at the dress of the onlookers I think this may have been his birthday.

There are not a dozen or so soldiers but possibly a hundred and the sound of the rifles firing must have been deafening.

The wide open space of the common stretches way into the distance.