David Brook writes... I attach a high quality scan (I hope) of the school visit to the George V and the US Valley Forge. (I can still remember seeing white bread for the first time being sliced on the American boat.) I think we are on the former. On the back of the photo I have written "about 1948", but this was done several years later.
The names are, L to R: Nicolai de Gren, D.T.U.Watson, X, Ernie M.R. Robinson (back row), Watkins (in front), Tim d'Arch Smith ("Datchet"), Coombe minor, Barnsley, Richard Latham, me (half hidden), Daniels, A. de R. Davis, Collinson ma, Brian D. Taylor (front), Huddy, Lane ma, Malcolm Havergal (at back), X, Gibbens ma, X (half-hidden, back row), Tim Bavin(front), Holden, Matron, K.J.K. Payne, Peter C. Bowsher, Mark Cherniavsky, Mervyn C. Griffiths (only forehead and hair visible), McVie, Mrs Griffiths, W.P.O. Cleave.
I suspect the photographer was Mr Griffiths who was, I seem to recall, a Naval Chaplain, and had organised the visit. (Somehow I acquired, possibly on a “quissing” Sunday, two photos taken by him during the 1944 D-day landings. Not much to see actually.)