The Duke of Edinburgh tried his hand at steering a radio controlled model ship into a replica of the new Great Yarmouth harbour being tested at the Hydraulic Research Establishment at Wallingford Berkshire, during his visit there on Monday 5th.
L.V. Duke arriving in car, gets out, and is greeted by officials.
S.V. Lord Hailsham up steps.
C.U. Lord Hailsham, pan to crowd clapping.
L.V. Duke into grounds.
C.U. Duke with officials.
L.V. Duke with officials, pan to luke and waves.
C.U. Duke and Lord Hailsham.
S.V. Man explaining to Duke workings of wave makers.
L.V. Duke and party, waves in foreground.
S.V. Wave maker in operation.
L.V. Of lake and waves.
L.Side V. Duke with official beside lake.
C.U. Lord Hailsham with official.
S.V. Waves in lake.
L.V. Duke and party move off.
Back V. Duke looking at models in miniature harbours.
G.Top V. Of harbours.
G.V.Pan of Ditto.
Semi Side V. Duke and officials watching.
Front V. Duke and party at radio controlled centre for model ships.
C.U. Duke- tilt down from Duke controlling model of ship.
C.U. Duke pressing button, tilt up to Duke smiling.
S.V. Duke-pan to model ship returning.
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Background: The Duke of Edinburgh tried his hand at steering a radio controlled model ship into a replica of the new Great Yarmouth harbour being tested at the Hydraulic Research Establishment at Wallingford Berkshire, during his visit there on Monday 5th. May.
The Establishment applies hydraulic principles, relating to water currents and errosion, to scale models of existing harbours and experiment with projects, in minature, for future constructions.
Coloured agents, an abundance of water and wave-markers are the main 'tools' used by the Hydraulic Research Establishment.
The Duke of Edinburgh was accompanied on his tour by Lord Hailsham, President of the Council, Sir Harry Jephcett, chairman of the Privy Council Committee for Scientific and Industrial Research, and Sir Harry Melville, the secretary.