• Short Summary

    Although beaten in the boxing by the United States, the R.A.F. won the Britannia Shield?

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    Although beaten in the boxing by the United States, the R.A.F. won the Britannia Shield for the first time for two years, at the Empire Pool. Wembley, October 29.

    The Britannia Shield, introduced to commemorate the spirit that was born during the Battle of Britain, is a four-part sporting contest - a peace-time composition for the wartime Allies.

    R.A.F finished second to U.S.A. in the boxing but their fencers, swimmers and pistol men enabled them to win the shield with 80 points.

    Runners-up were the Netherlands (last year's winner) with 77 and Belgium (third) with 70.

    Boxing results:
    Flyweight: D. Adamson (U.S.) bt J. Horney (Belgium), pts. Bantam E. France (R.A.F) bt D. Morrison (U.S.), pts. Feather: P. Devlees Havner (Belg.) w.o., R. Beaman (R.A.F) with-drew (cut eye).

    Light: R. Wille (Belg.) bt C.J. Hutchins (U.S.) pts. Light-Welter: F. Burriss (U.S) bt J. Raymeakers (Neth.) pts.

    Heavy: B. Foster (U.S) bt K. Wilson (R.A.F.) stopped, 2nd rd.

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    Film ID:
    VLVADWANWLR1DMBT81GBN2FS77S9G
    Media URN:
    VLVADWANWLR1DMBT81GBN2FS77S9G
    Group:
    Reuters - Source to be Verified
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    30/10/1958
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:03:17:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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