• Short Summary

    A baby elephant is presented as mascot to 27 Squadron of Strike Command. RAF Scampton.

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    No title - Baby elephant presented to number 27 Squadron of Strike Command as mascot. Scampton Air Force Base, Lincolnshire.

    M/S parade at Scampton Air Force Base. M/S RAF (Royal Air Force) regiment lined up in front of a bomber. C/U shoulder flash which shows Dumbo the elephant. C/U of another elephant on lapel. M/S baby elephant 'Gosta', coming out of box. Rear view elephant walking towards Guard of Honour. M/S Guard of Honour. M/S as the baby elephant is led between ranks of men. Various shots baby elephant walking down the ranks. M/S crowd of little children watching.

    C/U elephant walking towards officers. C/U baby elephant gripping man's hand. Various shots as Wing Commander Philip Goodall puts caparison on elephant. C/U RAF crest on elephant coat. M/S of a pipe band. M/S elephant walking towards camera as it is paraded past RAF personnel. C/U pan elephant. C/U elephant walking towards camera and turning down past RAF personnel on parade. C/U man playing bagpipes. M/S of the band marching. M/S of the elephant being paraded behind the band. C/U of the elephant marching along. M/S pan of the elephant and men marching. M/S RAF men cheering as elephant runs past.

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    Film ID:
    Media URN:
    Pathe newsreels
    British Pathé
    Issue Date:
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Black & White
    Time in/Out:
    01:26:08:00 / 01:27:35:00

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