• Short Summary

    Duke of Edinburgh attends the celebration of the A.A.'s 50th anniversary - great cars!

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    Regents Park, London.

    SCU. Duke of Edinburgh walking past road patrol men from foreign countries. GV. A.A. (Automobile Association) patrol men lined up with their motorcycles and side cars awaiting the Duke's inspection. SCU. Duke talking to American patrol man. SCU. Man dressed in old fashioned motorcar gear standing by the side of his 1905 Vauxhall. SV. Prince Philip stops in front of him and chats to him. CU. 1907 Rolls Royce. SCU. Duke chatting to owner of 1907 Rolls Royce. SCU. Group of patrol men dressed in the uniform of the Essex Regiment with their bicycles. They were the forerunners of the A.A. patrol men. SV. Pan with first patrol man and his cycle as he passes and salutes the Duke on dais. SV. Pan with veteran motorcar as it passes Duke. CU. Duke as he acknowledges the passing cars. SV. Pan with man wearing top hat and woman wearing period costume in an 1899 Wolsley. SCU. Duke smiling. SV. Pan with 1913 'Commer' bus shooting brake, followed by 1914-18 patrols (A.A.), followed by bull-nosed Morris. SV. Crowds. GV. Modern cars parading.

    (Neg.) (Title Scene "E")

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    Pathe newsreels
    British Pathé
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    Available on request
    Black & White
    Time in/Out:
    01:25:42:00 / 01:26:47:00

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  1. Unknown user says

    The vehicle currently described in the shots list as a "Commer bus shooting brake" is a Commer WP3 Commercar (Reg. No. BM 2856). It's been preserved, and is still in existence as of 2014.

    "1899 Wolsley" in the text should read 1899 Wolseley Voiturette.

    The car at 1:03, (Reg. No. 427 DMP), is a Porsche 356.

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