• Short Summary

    Planes start off for the long distance flying competition - the King's Cup.

  • Description

    Full title reads: "Hanworth Park. 22 year old girl wins the King's Cup - Miss Winifred Brown beats 87 other competitors, including nearly all our best speed pilots, in 750 miles race round England - time 7hrs. 20mins."

    Hanworth Park, Nr London.

    Shot of group of planes waiting on the apron of an airfield for the start of the King's Cup air race. Planes belonging to the Prince of Wales and the Duke of Kent's planes are taking part.

    Plane belonging to the Prince of Wales and piloted by Squadron Leader Dark is showing preparing for take off. CU Squadron Leader Don. The plane, a Hawker Tomtit is push along the air strip.

    Monoplane prepares for take off. It is a Segrave Meteor (aka Seagrave). The plane takes off. It is piloted by Flight Lieutenant Atcherley.

    N.B. Sadly no shots of the winner, Miss Brown. Cuts are available on 717.02 where we can see the presentation.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    Media URN:
    Pathe newsreels
    British Pathé
    Issue Date:
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Black & White
    Time in/Out:
    01:00:02:00 / 01:01:24:00
    30/11 aka G 1726

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