R.A.F. Graduation Parade AKA RAF Graduation:… 1949

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    Cranwell, Lincolnshire, England

    R.A.F. GRADUATION PARADE

    M/S of RAF flag flying. M/S of the flag being raised as lines of cadets watch and we hear band playing a fanfare. The Duke of Gloucester (Prince Henry) arrives at the saluting base. Cadets present arms and English national anthem is played. Several shots of the Duke inspecting the parade with the Commandant, Air Commodore Beamish. The Duke escorted by Commandant returning to the saluting base.

    Officer in charge of parade walks forward to Duke and salutes with sword. He walks back to ranks, and shouts commands. L/S of Cadets doing quick march past. L/S of slow march past. Duke in foreground salutes. L/S slow march past of the Colour. L/S of Cadets advancing in review order. They present arms as 'God Save the King' is played. Pan across saluting base to RAF flag flying. M/S of the Colour Party marching past the Duke. M/S of Duke and Commandant leaving saluting base.

    Comb b/w

    (See UN 2157 A for Comb neg)

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    Cataloguer:
    Virginia
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Sound:
    Sound
    Media URN:
    67828
    Sort Number:
    UN 2158 A
    Time in/Out:
    01:03:59:00 / 01:14:34:00
    Canister:
    UN 2158 A
    Film ID:
    2505.03
    Issue Date:
    1949
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  • The parade seen here took place on 8 April 1949.

    "Air Commodore Beamish" is George Beamish.

    jamied 4th Apr 2013

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