The Royal Naval base in Simonstown is handed over to South Africa.
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Naval Chief of Staff hands over Royal Naval base to South Africa.
Various shots presentation of medals to dockyard employees by Lord Selkirk First Lord of the Admiralty. Lord Selkirk arrives and inspects Guard of Honour (Royal Marines). Various shots of medal presentations. Pan of the employees after the presentation wearing their long service medals. MS E L S Sylvester who was presented with the British Empire Medal and Long Service Medal, his wife is admiring the medals on his jacket. Mr Sylvester was representative of the industrial staff and in charge of pattern makers.
MS some of the Naval ships at Simonstown. Crowd scene of invited guests on grandstand. MS Royal Marines band marching to position, followed by Royal Naval Guard of Honour. MS as they take up their positions. MS as the United Kingdom Vice Chief of Naval Staff arrives. Various shots the Commandant General, the Inspector General and South African Chief of Staff arriving. MS as Prime Minister Strydom and his wife arrive. MS arrival of the First Lord of the Admiralty Lord Selkirk.
Various shots as Lord Selkirk inspects South African Naval Guard of Honour. Various shots as the Union Minister of Defence arrives and inspects the Royal Naval Guard of Honour. LS as Royal Naval Chaplain reads prayers. MS as First Lord of the Admiralty makes speech. MS as Union Jack is lowered. South African Minister of Defence Mr Erasmus makes a speech of acceptance. South African Guard of Honour present Arms and the National flag of South Africa is hoisted. MS South African Air Force fly past overhead.