The train from Waterloo to Portsmouth Harbour was pleasant and pretty fast. The naval dockyard is very close to the station and we had a good visit to HMS Victory. Headroom was very low and I found myself almost crawling in places. There were a number of school groups who were receiving very good teaching from the professional guides.
Back in Paddington we had a drink after some haddock and chips and wandered out on to the Lawn to find an HST which had been painted in early colours and with a GWR crest while the Paddington GWR Military Band tried to play a selection of tunes. Sadly it was drowned out by thediersel trains and platform announcements.