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  • Short Summary

    Air Minister Sir Samuel Hoare visits the flying boat Canopus in Kent.

  • Description

    Full title reads: "Aboard Canopus. Sir Samuel Hoare, Air Minister, visits Rochester".

    Rochester, Kent.

    MS of Sir Samuel Hoare walking past camera.

    LS party are taken out on launch to visit the large Canopus flying boat.

    LS of the Canopus taxiing across water and about to take off.

    MS of the Canopus coming towards camera.

    N.B. Item found in Unidentified Gazettes reel. Matches missing item from 36/82.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    1881.08
    Media URN:
    75464
    Group:
    Pathe newsreels
    Archive:
    British Pathé
    Issue Date:
    12/10/1936
    Sound:
    Mute
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:00:38:00
    Time in/Out:
    01:36:31:00 / 01:37:09:00
    Canister:
    36/82 / UNI GAZ ROLL 1

Comments (1)

  1. jamied says

    "Canopus" was simply the name of the aircraft. The plane was a Short Empire, Reg. No. G-ADHL.

    Some markings low on the fuselage show that it was operated by Imperial Airways.

    "LS of the Canopus taxiing across water" - that's the River Medway.

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