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    17 year old Rammath Chawla flies in a Gypsy-Moth from India to England, and wins the Aga Khan's prize for doing so. Croydon, Greater London.

  • Description

    Item title reads - From India in 17 days. 17 year old Mr Rammath Chawla - flying in a Gypsy-Moth - wins Aga Khan's prize for first Indian to make flight to or from England to India. Croydon, Greater London.

    M/S of the Gypsy-Moth taxiing to a halt, Mr Chawla climbs out and is congratulated by several officials. M/S of the group of men stood around him and his co-pilot. M/S as Mr Chawla is given a garland of flowers, and shakes hands with the man presenting it. The co-pilot is given a bouquet. M/S of them together with other officials. C/U of Mr Chawla and his co-pilot.

    Amendment January 2012: A visitor to the site has commented that 17 year old is not in fact Ramnath Chawla, but Aspy Merwan Engineer.

    Amendment March 2015: A visitor to the site has provided the following information. In this film Mr Chawla was awarded with a consolation prize for flying from India to London. He did not win the Aga Khan Prize as it required a solo flight. Mr. Engineer later won the Aga Khan Prize for a solo flight from London to India. He left Croydon on 25 April 1930 and arrived in Karachi on 11 May 1930.

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    Film ID:
    822.09
    Media URN:
    18919
    Group:
    Pathe newsreels
    Archive:
    British Pathé
    Issue Date:
    24/03/1930
    Sound:
    silent
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:01:22:00
    Time in/Out:
    01:16:23:00 / 01:17:45:00
    Canister:
    G 1696

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  1. kanwar.chawla says

    Mr. Ram Nath Chawla was the Pilot and was about 29 year old then. Mr. Engineer was accompanying him. Mr. Chawla is the one holding the bouquet of flowers and Mr. Engineer the one with the garland.

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  2. kanwar.chawla says

    Mr. Ram Nath Chawla was the Pilot and was about 29 year old then. Mr. Engineer was accompanying him. Mr. Chawla is the one holding the bouquet of flowers and Mr. Engineer the one with the garland.

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