• Short Summary

    Prime Minster Ramsay MacDonald visits air show at Croydon.

  • Description

    Full title reads: "Croydon. An Air Pageant In Miniature. Dominion Premiers see striking demonstration of Britain's progress in civil and military aviation."

    Croydon, Greater London.

    Three experimental aircraft fly overhead. The Gudnuck, an autogyro, and a Pterodactyl - funny names for funny planes.

    Lord Amolry, Minister for Air, with Mr Montague, the Under-Secretary for Air.

    Shot of planes looping the loop in formation. Good formation flying.

    Sir John Salmond, Air Chief Marshal, helps politician James Ramsay MacDonald into his flying kit. Prime Minster MacDonald climbs into a Royal Air Force (RAF) plane. Great CU of Ramsay MacDonald in flying gear. The biplane moves off across the airfield.

    Alternative spelling for search purposes - Ramsey McDonald. No Dominion politicians are named in voiceover.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    747.22
    Media URN:
    7914
    Group:
    Pathe newsreels
    Archive:
    British Pathé
    Issue Date:
    27/10/1930
    Sound:
    Sound
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:02:36:00
    Time in/Out:
    01:30:56:00 / 01:33:32:00
    Canister:
    30/43

Comments (1)

  1. ernestfurniture says

    The \"Gudnuck\" ia actually the Handley Page H.P.39 Gugnunc, and the \"Pterodactyl\" the Westland-Hill Perodactyl designed bu Geoffrey Hill. The autogyro is undoubtedly an Avro Rota built under Cierva licence.

    The aircraft (frequently) used by Ramsay MacDonald is a Fairey IIIF of 24 Squadron RAF.

    The correct name of of the \"Minister for Air\" is Baron Amulree (Sir William Mackenzie).

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