Premiers in country for Imperial Conference attend air pageant
Full title reads: "Empire Air Pageant. Dominion premiers witness magnificent display of Britain's air power in service and commercial aircraft".
Croydon, Greater London.
Various shots people wandering around between two rows of grounded aeroplanes on an airfield. Panning M/S of Premiers from Empire countries; prime ministers / important leaders from India, Canada, South Africa, Australia, Newfoundland, New Zealand and Irish Free State. The men stand in line in front of one of the aeroplanes. C/U of the Indian leader - probably Maharaja or Prince. Various C/Us of other leaders. M/S of General Hertzog of South Africa and entourage walking past planes. C/U of another leader next to propeller of aeroplane.
Various L/S of aeroplanes flying in formation. Various shots of airfield as leaders and entourages looking at parked planes. M/S of three men pulling very small aeroplane out from under the wing of a larger aeroplane. More shots line of leaders. M/S of one premier getting out of aeroplane cabin door of aeroplane. M/S of Maharaja speaking to a man next to aeroplane. More shots people wandering between grounded planes. M/S of Chancellor of Exchequer, Winston Churchill looking at aeroplane engine and talking to two of the leaders. C/U of General Hertzog and another leader. More shots aeroplanes flying in formation.
Cuts exist - see separate record for details.
Note: premiers present at conference are thought to be - Baron Irwin (Edward Frederick Lindley), William L. M. King, General J. B. M. Hertzog, Stanley M. Bruce, Mr. Monroe, J. G. Coates, William T. Cosgrave. See records for IMPERIAL CONFERENCE 1926 in G 1340 and PARLIAMENT OF EMPIRE in G 1339 for more details of premiers present. AH 2001.