Army Kinema Corporation review of sporting events of 1953.
Unused / unissued footage - dates and locations unclear or unknown.
Titles read: 'THE ARMY KINEMA CORPORATION PRESENTS - NEWS PARADE PRODUCED BY ASSOCIATED BRITISH-PATHE LTD. SPORTING REVIEW OF 1953'.
At Aldershot Military Stadium in Hampshire soldier fans arrive for a rugby match between the First Battalion Welsh Guards and the First Training Regiment Royal Signals. Several shots of this finals match for the Army Rugby Union Challenge Cup. Final score 35 - 0 to the Signals; brief shot of the team posing with their cup. Royal Albert Hall in London: people sit watching a boxing match between George Cooper (dark shorts) and Private Erskine (?) in the heavyweight final of the Army Individual Open Amateur Boxing Championships. Erskine wins.
General Sir John T Crocker meets players before the start of the Army Football Cup Final at Aldershot. The 7th Training Regiment Royal Signals play against the 28th Battalion RAOC. Several shots of the match. Final score 3 - 2 to Signallers; captain receives cup. Several shots of events at the Army Athletic Championships at Aldershot for men and women. Running, discus, pole vault, hurdles.
At Cardiff Arms Park we see several shots of the Rugby Union match between Wales and England. Final score England 8 Wales 3. At Wembley we see the Rugby League final between St Helens and Huddersfield. Huddersfield wins 15 - 10. Grand National - Early Mist wins. Princess Margaret is present at Wembley to see Bolton play against Blackpool in football cup final. Queen Elizabeth and Prince Philip (Duke of Edinburgh) also watch match. Stanley Matthews sets up ball for Perry to score winning goal for Blackpool. Matthews and team mates are congratulated by the Queen after the match.
Derby Day at Epsom Downs - Pinza wins. Jockey Gordon is congratulated by the Queen, Prince Philip and Queen Mother.
Wimbledon Tennis Finals - Maureen Connelly beats Doris Hart for women's title (both players USA). Kurt Nielsen (Denmark) is beaten by Vic Seixas (USA) and receives cup from Duchess of Kent.
Athletics at White City - International Mile won by Gordon Pirrie for Britain.
At Wembley Stadium football match between Britain and Hungary with Hungary winning 6-3.
Cricket - Australia against England. At the Oval Denis Compton scores winning stroke for England so the ashes are back home after 20 years.
End titles read: 'THE END - CINEMAS FOR THE BRITISH ARMY EVERYWHERE'.