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  • Short Summary

    Pilot Mr Hamel takes letters from Hendon to Windsor in his aeroplane.

  • Description

    Titles read: 'Hendon - First Aerial Post. Mr Hamel leaves Hendon with his letter bags.

    London.

    Air Mail delivery. L/S of crowd watching as aeroplane takes off from airfield field.

    Aircraft in sky. Group of people at Windsor posing w/ pilot; some holding letters.

    Communications. postal service; post office. Aviation; commercial.

    Amendment January 2011: A claim was made that this clip depicts events celebrating the coronation of King George V in 1911.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    2370.08
    Media URN:
    75989
    Group:
    Old negatives
    Archive:
    British Pathé
    Issue Date:
    1920 - 1929
    Sound:
    Silent
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:00:55:00
    Time in/Out:
    01:20:52:00 / 01:21:47:00
    Canister:
    ON 261 D

Comments (1)

  1. jamied says

    The first aerial post facility, depicted here, was established in September 1911.

    "Hamel" is Gustav Hamel.

    An original magazine article about the service is here....

    www.flightglobal.com/pdfarchi
    ve/view/1911/1911 - 0796.html

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