The Name Of Macrobert Lives On 1942

Star Item
  • Add to Favourites
  • View as stills
  • Description

    Titles read: "THE NAME OF MACROBERT LIVES ON".

    Middle East.

    The Air Officer Commanding in Egypt, Air Vice Marshal McClaughry, arrives by plane at a Middle East aerodrome to present an RAF squadron with four Hurricanes. Each plane has a MacRobert name painted on it - Sir Roderic, Sir Alasdair, Sir Iain and 'The Lady'.

    The aircraft are presented in the name of Lady MacRobert, presumably in memory of the men in her family who have died in combat.

    McClaughry seems to be making a speech from a small platform. The men of the squadron cheer, then we see the Hurricanes starting up and flying off.

    Note: story ends rather abruptly but probably only a few seconds are missing.

  • Tags

  • Data

    Archive
    British Pathé
    Issue Date:
    12/10/1942
    Sound:
    Sound
    Media URN:
    44232
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Film ID:
    1340.09
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration
    00:01:04:00
    Time in/Out:
    01:14:27:00 / 01:15:31:00
    Canister:
    42/82
    Sort Number:
    42/082
  • Appears in...

    Categories
    War & Revolution
  • Stills

Comments (0)

We always welcome comments and more information about our films.

All posts are reactively checked. Libellous and abusive comments are forbidden.

Add your comment

To post a comment, please Register or to add a comment
There are some people who saw their mortality as really rather funny. Here are 12 of the best epitaphs.
laurelhardy
Life before health and safety laws; men worked at huge heights, balancing on girders and cranes all in order to help build the world's tallest skyscrapers.
Vertigo
She may never have given a press interview but she is still one of the most famous women in the world. Here are 13 surprising facts you may not know about Queen Elizabeth II.
dancingqueen

Related Videos

Hide
Pope Names New Saints

Pope Names New Saints

Pope Pius XII names three new Saints at Canonisation Ceremony in Rome.

Percy Manchester

Percy Manchester

Tenor Percy Manchester sings love song 'Her Name is Mary'.

Loco Named Royal Marines

Loco Named Royal Marines

General Taylor names a diesel railway engine 'he Royal Marines' at ceremony in London.

Channel Hovercraft Named

Channel Hovercraft Named

Lady Mayoress of Ramsgate names hovercraft 'Swift'.

Brabazon Airliner Named

Brabazon Airliner Named

Cuts for newsreel 47/82 - Brabazon Airliner Named.

Russian Film Based On Famous Poem

Russian Film Based On Famous Poem

New Russian film based on famous poem 'Sha Name' by Firdousi. Tajikistan.

Queen Juliana Names New Lifeboat.

Queen Juliana Names New Lifeboat.

Queen Juliana names a new lifeboat in The Hague

Streets Named For French Heroes

Streets Named For French Heroes

Footage of French streets named after war heroes. France.

On 14th April 1912, four days into her maiden voyage, RMS Titanic struck an iceberg. These 15 images have been selected from Pathe's Titanic collection.
Titanic
August 2014 marks 100 years since the start of World War One. To honour this landmark occasion, British Pathé have launched this definitive collection of WW1 films.
yardstare
The Duke of Edinburgh has many talents, but it is his unique way with words that often receives the most attention. 
Philip
British Pathe captured many extraordinary events on film over its 80 year history but sometimes the cameras were switched on when tragedy struck.
Franz Reichelt
Are you guilty of perpetuating a story regardless of its truth? Here are some classic urban myths which you may not know are false.
Urban Legends
10 telling images selected from British Pathé's extensive WWI footage. 'The war to end all wars' was a war without parallel: over 70 million military personnel were involved and over 17 million people died.
WW1
The images taken from inside Buchenwald Concentration Camp after its Liberation show us what it was like; it tells us what happened and forces us to remember.
Buchenwald
With just days to go before Scotland makes their big decision, Pathe looks at the best of Scotland.
nessie