The Duke of Edinburgh presenting the new Colours to the Royal Marines on the Parade Ground at Portsmouth, the new Colours are marched on to "Auld Lang Syne", the Duke makes a speech.
Unissued / unused material - dates and locations may be unclear / unknown. 1956?
LS Marines on parade, present arms, as National Anthem is played, pan to Royal Marines Band. MS Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh, saluting. MS Duke chatting with another man (2 shots). (Mute). MS Side view, Duke of Edinburgh on dais. (Mute). MS Side view, Duke saluting. (Mute). Various shots of the parade marching to band music. Various shots as the new Colours are marched on, and the old Colours are marched off, to Auld Lang Syne. Various shots, the Colours are unfurled and placed against the regimental drums. (Mute). Various shots, the Colours are blessed and the Duke then presents them. (Mainly mute).
LS The Duke of Edinburgh (back view) speaking says: "Today is St. George's Day, the Corps Remembrance Day and the day on which the Corps performed one of its most glorious feats of arms at Zeebrugge. Today is a most appropriate day to present you with these new colours on behalf of Her Majesty the Queen. Few bodies of men have such a splendid record in warfare as the Royal Marines. In Peace and War let these Colours help you to remember that." The Duke then goes on to say how proud he is to be Captain General of the Royal Marines, and compliments the parade on their smartness and precision.
LS The Parade Ground with Marines. (Mute). LS The Parade present arms and the new Colours are marched past to the National Anthem. Various shots, the Parade march past to "A Life on the Ocean Wave". MS Duke on dais. LS Parade gives three cheers for his Royal Highness the Duke of Edinburgh. MS The Duke salutes as the National Anthem is played.