Air Officer in Chief of Fighter Command, Air Chief Marshall Sir Thomas Pike was at North Coates to welcome the Duke of Edinburgh when he arrived by car on his visit to the RAF 19 November.
S.V. PAN THE DUKE ARRIVES AT NORTH COATES RAF STATION AND IS GREETED BY AIR CHIEF MARSHALL, SIR THOMAS PIKE AND OTHER HIGH RANKING OFFICERS
S.C.U. THE DUKE WITH OFFICER
C.U. THE DUKE.
S.V. PAN TWO BRISTOL FLOODHOUND MISSILES. PAN UP TO ONE OF THEM.
RX REAR V. THE DUKE LOOKING AT MISSILE.
C.U. WALKING AWAY.
S.V. INSPECTING ANOTHER.
C.U. THE MISSILE
C.U. THE DUKE
L.V. PAN DRIVING OFF.
Initials AW/CW M.R./R.L.
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Background: Air Officer in Chief of Fighter Command, Air Chief Marshall Sir Thomas Pike was at North Coates to welcome the Duke of Edinburgh when he arrived by car on his visit to the RAF 19 November.
But the air-minded Duke was soon aloft - in a helicopter bound for RAF station Partington in Yorkshire.
On his return from Partington, the Duke toured the tactical control centre, and inspected Bloodhound missiles and an illuminated radar launch.