• Short Summary

    Various events including an official wreath-laying and dinner to celebrate this occasion.

  • Description

    Various London locations: Royal Artillery Institute, Woolwich; Imperial War Museum, Kennington; Royal Artillery Memorial, Hyde Park Corner; Royal Horticultural Hall, Westminster.

    RA Memorial. Hyde Park Corner: G.V. Ceremony with watching crowd and buses passing in background. Cut-ins, Major W.L.P. Fisher M.C. (Commander Bull's troop) lays wreath CU. Wreath. (Mute)

    Royal Horticultural Hall, Westminster. CU. Reproduction of "Charge of I Troop at Fuentes D'Onoro under 2nd Captain Norman Ramsey" (Relics of Captain Ramsey.) Miniature of Captain Ramsey. Telegrams to and from the Queen (Queen Elizabeth II), Captain General of the Battalion read at dinner to celebrate anniversary. Toasts to the Queen and Fallen comrades by Field Marshal Ironside. Speech by Ironside. GV. Table of relics etc., Artillerymen looking at relics. Various members at reunion. Lieutenant Colonel Ramsey (descendant). Ironside and Troop Commander, Major Fisher. (Natural sound)

    GV. RHA. relics at RA Institute, Woolwich. CU. Old RHA. uniforms 1828 to 1855 - RHA. helmet with white plume and battle honours (Battle of Waterloo & Peninsular War) RHA. busby 1901. Picture - Mons ( World War One, September 1st, 1914) "L" Battalion, RHA. (3 V.Cs.) Picture - Ramsey's Charge "I" troop. Picture - "Goodbye Old Man". (Mute)

    VS guns at the Imperial War Museum, Kennington including the Nery gun, and the first gun to fire in the First World War. (Mute)

    Orig. Neg

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    Film ID:
    Media URN:
    Unissued unused
    British Pathé
    Issue Date:
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Black & White
    Time in/Out:
    01:17:15:00 / 01:28:20:00
    UN 2715 A

Comments (1)

  1. Unknown user says

    I was trying to show my grandson the picture of his great grandpa Bill in his tank at the lead of the Berlin VE parade. We found a reference to this occasion of the 150th anniversary and I clicked through it quickly, it was a photograph I remember well, my grandson wanted to see the video I said it wasn't a video, he assured me it was a video, I clicked back… astounding. My father Bill Fisher died in a boating accident shortly after we emigrated out here to the west coast of Canada in 1960. Before the age of home movies and videos. I saw him move for the first time since I was twelve! It was quite an experience for me, he was, of course, somewhat different from my faded memories, but a deep internal recognition overwhelmed me, seeing him moving as if alive. I remember the occasion well as it coincided with my entry into prep school, leaving my cosy home for boarding school, they were able to drop me off in person because Dad had to attend this celebration. Thanks a ton for this clip!

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