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    Unissued / Unused material.

    Earl Alexander is installed as Constable of the Tower of London.

    MS pan with Earl Alexander as accompanied by Brigadier L F Wieler, Major and Resident Governor of the Tower, and Reverend Michael, Chaplain of the Tower, he moves from Queen's House to face north in the circle of Yeoman Warders. MS Yeoman Warders, pan to Guard of Honour. Various shots as the Lord Chamberlain leaves the Queen's House bearing the Keys of the Tower, and enters the circle of Yeoman Warders. He is accompanied by Lieutenant General Sir Roger Bower, Lieutenant of the Tower, Brigadier Sir Norman Gwatkin, Comptroller of the Lord Chamberlain's Office, Lieutenant Colonel E C W M Penn, Assistant Comptroller.

    LS Lieutenant of the Tower reading the Queen's letters patent appointing Field Marshal Alexander Constable of the Royal Palace and Fortress of the Tower. MS Guard of Honour. MS Herald trumpeters from Kneller Hall sounding the "Flourish". LS as Lord Chamberlain delivers the Keys and Custody of Tower to the Constable in the Queen's name. The Chief Warder doffs his head-dress and cries "God preserve Queen Elizabeth" and the Yeoman Warders reply "Amen".

    Various shots as the Constable passes the Keys to the Lieutenant. The Yeoman Warders form up in single line facing south in front of the detachment. The Constable then presents Chief Warder A C Griffin with the British Empire Medal. The Lieutenant hands the Keys to the Chief Warder. Various shots as the Constables, accompanied by the Lord Chamberlain's party, the Lieutenant, the Major and Resident Governor and the Chaplain of the Tower, preceded by the Chief Warder bearing the Keys, inspect the Yeoman Warders, the troops on parade and the band. LS as Earl Alexander receives a General Salute. MS walking back to the house.

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    British Pathé
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    Available on request
    Film ID:
    Black & White
    Time in/Out:
    01:28:07:00 / 01:33:07:00
    UN 3414 H
    Sort Number:
    UN 3414 H
  • Appears in...

    Historical Figures & Celebrities Religion & Politics War & Revolution
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