1942 - King George VI Visit
12th October. King George makes his fourth visit to the Dockyard and town since the beginning of the war. In the Naval Barracks he takes the salute as 6,000 men of the Royal Navy who march past 12 deep. Queen Street saw the massing of sailors and civilian to cheer the King; while at the Main Gate (Victory Gate) Dockyard men gave the King a tremendous reception. He stops to inspect the new midget submarine being built in No. 4 Boathouse. The high spot was a review of 25 coastal craft from HMS Hornet in the harbour.