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Richmond Boys Naval Brigade

Young sailors from the Boys Naval Brigade give a demonstration on the lawn of the Star & Garter Home in Richmond.

Non-Fiction 1916 1 mins Silent

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Dozens of young boys in sailor suits line up for an inspection at the Star & Garter in Richmond. The Star & Garter was then a hotel that since 1906 had been run as a military hospital – in 1919 it was rebuilt as a home for disabled servicemen. The Boys Naval Brigade are inspected by Admiral Fremantle, before they give an impressively choreographed display firing a small artillery gun.