Fred's son sent me some official photos taken of
the funeral of King George V, 28th January, 1936.
The photos come from a book that was presented to all
members of the Gun Carriage Crew.
Fred was part of the Gun Carriage Crew; he was in the party that
marched behind the coffin, in the left hand file in the fourth of the
five ranks. In the second photo I have put a red spot against him
on the photo to help pick him out. From the photos I can only
assume it was a wet and probably cold day.
As a coincidence my own father was part of the funeral procession for
King George VI, he was then a Flt. Sgt. in the RAF. Then, as young
RAF Apprentices my brother and myself marched behind the coffin of
Churchill in 1965; slow march with 'arms reversed' from Parliament
Square to St Paul's.