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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:
    Media URN:
    Old negatives
    British Pathé
    Issue Date:
    1920 - 1929
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Black & White
    Time in/Out:
    01:09:28:00 / 01:11:53:00
    ON 326 C

Comments (2)

  1. Unknown user 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. Unknown user 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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