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    England: SSV Trenchard with R.A.F. official walking past lines of R.A.F. men. LV Lord Trenchard with R.A.F. officials walking towards dias and mount same. GV long lines of R.A.F. men presenting arms, pan over to Lord Trenchard taking salute from dias. SSV band playing (Nat. Sd.) SBV band playing (Nat. Sd.) LBV Lord Trenchard with officials walking away from camera. SSV lines of R.A.F. men standing to attention. LV Lord Trenchard with R.A.F. officials walking in between lines of R.A.F. SV Lord Trenchard inspecting R.A.F. SV towards Lord Trenchard in and out inspecting R.A.F. Regiment who are standing to attention. SSV Lord Trenchard inspecting R.A.F. Regiment. SCU Lord Trenchard stopping to talk to type. SV pan along long lines of R.A.F. Regiment lined up standing to attention. SV facing camera lines of R.A.F. Regiment standing to attention. SBV group of officers. CU shoulder badge "COLDSTREAM GUARDS R.A.F. REGIMENT". SSV Lord Trenchard addressing officers and men. CU shoulder badge: "IRISH GUARDS R.A.F. REGIMENT" SBV R.A.F. Regiment listening to Trenchard. SCUBV officers saluting. STV Lord Trenchard walking with officials among lines of R.A.F. Regiment. LTV towards officials and Trenchard between two lines of R.A.F. men. CU R.A.F. flag flying. pan down to Lord Trenchard addressing R.A.F. Regiment. SV Lord Trenchard speaking. SSV Lord Trenchard speaking from dias. SCU Lord Trenchard speaking from dias. SV Lord Trenchard speaking from dias. SBV men listening. SSV Lord Trenchard speaking from dias. LBV Lord Trenchard speaking from dias. SV R.A.F. Regiment Buglers playing - their shadow on ground can be seen. LV band playing (Nat. Sd.) SSV Lord Trenchard taking salute as R.A.F. Regiment marches past. SCU R.A.F. Regiment marching in lines towards camera. SV Lord Trenchard taking salute on dias as Regiment marches by. SBV Lord Trenchard taking salute on dias. SSV Lord Trenchard taking salute on dias - R.A.F. Regiment marching past. SCU types in lines as they march past with rifles over their shoulders. SV lines of R.A.F. Regiment towards camera and right turn.


    SCU Lord Trenchard speaking from dias: "You've joined a service, which in my opinion is second to none. You've joined the Royal Air Force, and I've been privileged to go round most of the aerodromes in England, Northern Ireland, Scotland, The Shetlands and the Orkneys and out in Africa, In Syria, and in Iraq, in Persia and in the Sudan, and all through the Middle east and in the desert. (LV) Wherever I've been, I've heard more and more praise of what the Royal Air Force Regiment is doing. Now finally, I'd like to say this; Believe me, the Royal Air Force Regiment has joined that great service that is celebrating its 25th anniversary this year, and you must do your level best to keep up the reputation it has already gained."

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  1. INRoss says

    This film was shot at the RAF Regiment Depot, Belton Park, near Grantham. HM King George VI signed a Royal Warrant on 6 January 1942 and the RAF Regiment formed at Belton on 1 February 1942. From August 1946 the Depot moved to RAF Catterick.

    www.BeltonRAFDepot.uk provides a detailed description of the camp. The buildings and blast shelter seen in the movie are identifiable from maps and aerial photographs available on that web site. Alma Park Industrial Estate now covers the parade ground and most buildings are demolished, but some remain in use to this day. The open land and wooded escarpment seen on some shots was used for training and now belongs to the Woodland Trust. It is accessible. Above ground military archaeology from WW1 & 2 remains visible if you know where to look!

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