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  • Short Summary

    Pilots in cockpits, planes taking off, spectators and aviatrix at air show.

  • Description

    Air Race - 1920s.

    Location of events unknown.

    Aviation meeting. Shots of pilots beside plane and in cockpits. Biplane taking off; engine mounted just below top wing. Various shots of men standing about near aeroplanes; talking. Women spectators standing on field under umbrellas. Woman aviator (aviatrix) in leather coat etc. talking to a man. Shots of a man giving signal w/ flag for aeroplanes to take off.

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    Film ID:
    2412.03
    Media URN:
    76512
    Group:
    Old negatives
    Archive:
    British Pathé
    Issue Date:
    1920 - 1929
    Sound:
    Silent
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:02:25:00
    Time in/Out:
    01:09:28:00 / 01:11:53:00
    Canister:
    ON 326 C

Comments (2)

  1. jamied says

    The footage seen here is from the "King's Cup" air race that took place on 13 and 14 July 1923.

    The aircraft seen at 00:08 is a Boulton and Paul P.9, Reg. No. G-EAWS. The pilot in the craft is Squadon Leader Franks L Robinson, (Franks isn't a typo by the way).

    The aircraft seen at 00:27 is a Supermarine Sea Eagle, Reg. No. G-EBFK. The pilot seen in the craft is Captain H C Biard.

    The aircraft at 02:08 is a Vickers Vulcan, Reg. No. G-EBFC.

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  2. jamied says

    The location of all the activity is Hendon Aerodrome.

    The lady in the all-leather flying kit at 01:03 is Princess Anne of Lowenstein-Wertheim-Freudenberg, (nee Lady Anne Savile).

    The official holding the flag at 01:47 is well-known timekeeper of the era George Reynolds.

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