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    Sir George Mills takes takes command of Allied Air Forces.

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    Air Chief Marshall Sir George assumes command of Allied air forces Central Europe. Fontainbleau.

    Passing through the colour guard, Sir George salutes the colours. Sir George through an Honour guard, Sir George salutes the colours. A.M. Fraser shows Sir George the stone bearing a plaque in remembrance to Capt Georges Guynemer, French air hero of World War I for whom the camp is named. A.M.Fraser and Sir George Mills, followed by staff officers walk towards the headquarters building. Sir George and his party enter the headquarters building. View of the flags of Belgium, Britain, Canada, France, Holland, Germany and the U.S.A.

    Sir George takes his position facing senior air officers assigned to A.A.F.C.E. Senior air officers salute as the band plays the French National Anthem. Sir George Salutes. Second shot of ACM Mills saluting anthem. Air Marshal Henry P Fraser, R.A.F. Chief of Staff, welcomes Sir George Mills. Air Marshal Fraser gives Sir George the AIRCENT badge, bearing the official insignia of AAFCE. Sir George signs the orders, assuming the command of Allied Air Forces, Central Europe. Gen. de Division E.A. Venot of the French Air Force is introduced to Sir George Mills.

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    Film ID:
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    Unissued unused
    British Pathé
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    Available on request
    Black & White
    Time in/Out:
    01:24:28:00 / 01:26:33:00
    UN 2800 H

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