Princess Elizabeth presents RAF with King's Colours at parade in Hyde Park.
This is a long version of the newsreel story. Short version can be found on the Pathe Master tape * PM1453* - Film ID 1453.22.
Title reads 'Hyde Park, London - Presentation of the King's Colour to the Royal Air Force'.
GV. Assembled RAF parade for the presentation of the King's Colours by Princess Elizabeth. SV. Queen Mary alighting from car and being greeted by officials. MS. Duke of Gloucester leaving car and being greeted. Duchess of Gloucester in WRAF (Women's Royal Air Force) uniform follows and is greeted. SV. Queen Elizabeth (later the Queen Mother), followed by Princess Elizabeth and Princess Margaret, arriving. LS. Dais with Queen Mary being greeted by dignitaries. Closer shot, RAF Officers, Prime Minster Clement Attlee and several other people on dais. GV. Parade assembled in front of dais. SV. Parade presenting arms. More shots of the dignitaries being greeted on dais as Queen and Princesses arrive. LV. Planes, Meteors and Vampires flying over in formation, & MV. SV. Royal Party and dignitaries on dais watching fly past. LV. Back view, fly past. More shots of the fly past and the dignitaries watching - fly past hampered by the bad weather, says voiceover.
SV. Princess Elizabeth (later Queen Elizabeth II) gets in land rover accompanied by Air Chief Marshal, waiting to move off. SCU. Crowd holding umbrellas. LV. Princess Elizabeth inspecting ranks from land rover. SV. Panning shot. Various shots of Princess Elizabeth inspecting ranks from the land rover. Women's Royal Air Force on parade also being inspected. CU. WRAF wearing new hat. SV. Princess Elizabeth inspecting parade. CU. Pan, Princess Elizabeth riding down ranks. MS. Princess Elizabeth leaving land rover and mounting the dais. LV. Crowd with umbrellas watching - raining. Troops move and start marching for the presentation of the King's Colour. Various shots of the presentation of King's Colour - natural sound. Priests blessing the Colour before the presentation - natural sound. LV. Princess presenting King's Colour to Flying Officer Mallarkey. She moves back to microphone to read the King's message, man sheltering the Princess with large umbrella. Princess Elizabeth speaking (natural sound). She reads the King's address - talks about the history of RAF, King's admiration, RAF's role in war victory etc. It is raining quite heavily. As the Princess speaks, several shots of the people listening are seen. SV. RAF (Royal Air Force) officers with wet tunics, marching. SV. Princess Elizabeth watching from the dais. Officer Mallarkey and two escorting officers start goose-stepping, parading new Colours. Royal family gets three cheers in the end. Several shots of the RAF parade and royals and the crowd watching.
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