London Christchurch Air Race 1953

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    London to Christchurch Air Race, presentation of prizes in New Zealand.

    Various shots Air Race crews and public. CU Flt. Lt. Burton receiving Harewood gold cup with Flt. Lt. Gannon. CU Flt. Lt. Furze and navigator receiving 2nd prize. CU Sqd. Ldr. Raw and RAAF crew receiving 3rd prize. CU Capt. Cooper KLM receiving 1st prize for handicap section. MS KLM. crew being presented to His Excellency the Governor General of New Zealand Sir Willoughby Norrie. MS Captain Baillie BEA receiving 2nd prize in this section. Capt. Baillie presents crew to His Excellency. LS public and fly-pass by RNZAF. CU Flt Lt. Burton and Flt. Lt. Gannon with Harewood Gold Cup. CU of Gold Cup.

    All prizes were presented by the Governor Gen. of New Zealand, Sir Willoughby Norrie.

    Date on dope sheet is 15/10/1953.

    RAAF = Royal Australian Air Force.

    RNZAF = Royal New Zealand Air Force.

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    British Pathé
    Issue Date:
    1953
    Sound:
    Mute
    Media URN:
    78758
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Film ID:
    2646.08
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration
    00:02:23:00
    Time in/Out:
    01:22:51:00 / 01:25:14:00
    Canister:
    UN 2563 C
    Sort Number:
    UN 2563 C
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