• Short Summary

    A couple preparing for their flight with Captain Matthews.

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    Hounslow, Greater London.

    LS. Man and woman posing for camera WS. Man aids the woman climbing into aircraft. MS. Couple sitting together in aircraft. CUs. Aircraft with sign "Central Aircraft Company" standing with engine running the aeroplane taxis off. WS. Airplane standing with it's engine running. MS. Man starting the propellor. MS. Captain Matthews G.C. handing goggles to couple. MS. Couple waving from plane.

    Amendment February 2012: A visitor to the website has provided more information. The aircraft featured is an Avro 504K, registration number G-EADQ.

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    Film ID:
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    Pathe newsreels
    British Pathé
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    Available on request
    Black & White
    Time in/Out:
    01:59:58:00 / 02:01:38:00
    G 609

Comments (1)

  1. Unknown user says

    This does not show the start of Captain Matthews flight to Australia. It is British screen star Queenie Thomas and her new husband Mr George Newman.

    See related film id. 198.41

    After their Carlton Hotel reception the happy couple went by car to Hounslow, from there by aeroplane to Paris, and the bride, according to the Daily Mail, "wore a long double-breasted leather coat, brown buckskin breeches, and service laced boots to the knee. The costume was completed by a brown duvetyn cap with a thin border of red and having two peaks which could be fastened under or used to give an alternative shape to the crown of the cap."

    The aircraft is an Avro 504 operated by the Central Aircraft Company, which was based at the former RAF airfield at Northolt.

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