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    Unissued / unused material.

    Princess Elizabeth (Queen Elizabeth II) at Cranwell, Lincolnshire.

    Title reads: "Astra Gazette ... Graduation Parade at RAF College Cranwell".

    Seats lined out. RAF cadet knocking in board "B2 Enclosure". MS cadet placing chairs in position. MS cadet vacuum-cleaning red carpet on dais (2 shots). Cadets putting railings on dais (2 shots). Cadets in uniform being inspected before passing out parade.

    Exterior shots college, guests arriving and going through gates. They take their seats outside for parade. Seats being filled. Cadet with family. CU RAF senior officers: Air Vice Marshall G. E. Nicholetts (Senior Air Staff Officer Coastal Command), AVM G. R. C. Spencer AOC No. 19 Group, Coastal Commander Sir Leslie Hollinghurst (Air Member for Personnel) with Lady Embry, pan to Sir Basil Embry of Fighter Command.

    Top shot cadets marching on parade ground. Crowd watching. Princess Elizabeth arrives and walks towards camera with Air Commodore Sinclair, commander-in-chief Cranwell. Cranwell tower with royal flag breaking. Present arms by cadets. Princess Elizabeth inspects officer cadets (4 shots). CU M. D. Mcfadyen, Assistant Chief of Air Staff (Policy). Princess Elizabeth inspecting cadets (2 shots). Crowd watching, including American and foreign types. Various shots cadets marching past Princess.

    Presentation of special awards to Flight Cadet Under-Officer Henry Alan Merriman (Sword of Honour and King's Medal) of Buntinford. CU Air Marshall A. Stevens, commander-in-chief Coastal Command watching. Medal of Honour being presented to Flight Cadet Under-Officer B. A. Spry of Paignton Cadets. Princess Elizabeth makes speech to cadets (natural sound). Colour marched into college (5 shots).

    Princess Elizabeth leaves college by car for airfield. Crowd. Princess Elizabeth inspects line of aircraft and airmen (Sinclair with her). Princess Elizabeth looks at modern aircraft. LS Cranwell College tower. MS Sir Hugh Walmsley, Group Captain Kyle and Sir John Slessor. CU Air Commandant N. M. Salmon, Director of WRAF (Women's Royal Air Force). Group looking up. Three aircraft flying. Princess Elizabeth and cadets looking up. Three planes loop the loop. MS Princess Elizabeth chatting with cadets.

    Item is Astra Special, issue 133. Shots also used in Pathe Gazette issue 51/63.

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    British Pathé
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    Available on request
    Film ID:
    Black & White
    Time in/Out:
    01:35:29:00 / 01:44:29:00
    UN 2382 D
    Sort Number:
    UN 2382 D
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    War & Revolution Historical Figures & Celebrities
  • Stills

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