• Short Summary

    Country funeral of RAF flyer Kinkead.

  • Description

    Funeral of Flt Lt Samuel Kinkead.

    All Saints Church, Fawley, Hampshire.

    Funeral procession of RAF / Royal Air Force Flyer Kinkead on a country road. Soldiers marching; performing slow-motion drill w/ rifles. Funeral procession continues; vehicle carrying coffin. Many airmen walk behind. Arrival at graveyard / cemetery. Airmen lift coffin and carry it through gates; walking slowly behind priests. Old tombstones in FG behind fence; ceremony going on in BG. Then shot of soldiers giving gun salute.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    2402.02
    Media URN:
    76395
    Group:
    Old negatives
    Archive:
    British Pathé
    Issue Date:
    Sound:
    sound
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:02:31:00
    Time in/Out:
    01:03:01:00 / 01:05:32:00
    Canister:
    ON 311 G

Comments (3)

  1. jamied says

    The name given in this piece of "Kinkhead" is wrong.

    The funeral is actually that of Flt Lt Samuel Kinkead DSO, DSC & Bar, DFC & Bar, a South African fighter ace with 33 WWI victories for the RAF.

    He was killed on 12 March 1928, enabling you to alter the current date range of 1920-29.

    The location of the funeral seen here is All Saints Church, Fawley, Hampshire.

  2. Julian Lewis says

    The funeral was held on Friday, 16 March 1928.

    The story of Kink's adventurous life is summarised on this page of my website:
    http://www.julianlewis.net/books/racing-ace/3796:the-life-of-fl-lt-s-m-kink-kinkead-1897-1928-1998-03-12

    Julian Lewis

  3. British Pathé says

    Very useful. Thanks. Sounds like an interesting man.

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