• Short Summary

    Vampires aircraft flying, four Meteors flying in formation, Faisal inspecting RAF men.

  • Description

    R.A.F. Station, Biggin Hill.

    MS. Meteors taxiing to runway. LS. Vampires aircraft flying (3 shots) LS. Four Meteors flying in formation. LS. Meteor flying MS. Two Meteors being serviced on the ground. LS. Squadron of Meteors flying overhead in flights of four. MS. Emir Fiesal King of Saudi Arabia climbing into Meteor cockpit. MS Faisal in cockpit of aircraft. MS Faisal starting inspection. MS Faisal inspecting RAF men (2 shots). MS Faisal with Wing Commander Arthur Hay Donaldson, and his son.

    (Mute. Orig. Neg.)

    Note: Different spellings of Faisal / Fiesal / Feisal.

    Amendment February 2012: A visitor to the website has provided some more information. Faisal was visiting in his capacity as Saudi Arabian Foreign Minister before he was king.

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    Film ID:
    Media URN:
    Unissued unused
    British Pathé
    Issue Date:
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Black & White
    Time in/Out:
    01:52:40:00 / 01:55:58:00
    UN 2375 C

Comments (1)

  1. alidonaldson says

    My father, Arthur Donaldson was the Commanding Officer showing Faisal around Biggin Hll. The woman and baby who come in near the end are my mother, Gwyneth Lloyd, and my brother Charles Donaldson. My brother seemed a bit frightened by the man in the desert apparel!

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