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  1. jamied says

    The engine shown is the prototype Southern Railways Merchant-Navy Class locomotive "Channel Packet", No. 21C1.

    The naming ceremony took place on 10 March 1941, at Eastleigh.

  2. British Pathé says

    Thanks.

  3. grosvenor says

    The dignitary is J Moore-Brabazon later to become Lord Brabazon of Tara who was the Minister for Transport at that time.

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