• Short Summary

    Record breaking aviator Squadron Leader Gayford gets warm welcome in Hadleigh, Suffolk.

  • Description

    Full title reads: "Suffolk. A Hero's Homecoming. Sqd. Ldr. Gayford has simple - but nonetheless sincere welcome from his fellow townsmen of Hadleigh."

    Hadleigh, Suffolk.

    CU sign painted on road 'Welcome Home'. Large crowd gathered outside house. A banner hangs from the house saying 'Welcome Home' and little model aeroplanes hang from it.

    Record breaking aviator Squadron Leader G R Gayford (wearing civvies) walks through crowd (with his mother). People raise their hats and cheer.

    Gayford stands in front of group of Scout Cubs and other local people. He is presented with a plaque by the local British Legion.

    Gayford's car is pulled through the streets by men pulling it on tow ropes. People cheer as he goes past. He and his mother get out at her house.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    707.09
    Media URN:
    6172
    Group:
    Pathe newsreels
    Archive:
    British Pathé
    Issue Date:
    22/05/1933
    Sound:
    Sound
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:01:11:00
    Time in/Out:
    01:11:43:00 / 01:12:54:00
    Canister:
    33/41

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