• Short Summary

    King Presents his Colours to RAF cadets at Royal Air Force College in Cranwell.

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    Royal Air Force College, Cranwell
    Full title reads: Presentation of the King's colour by his Majesty the King at the Royal Air Force College Cranwell.

    King George V1 , the Queen and Princess Margaret arrive by car, and are greeted by Mr Arthur Henderson Sec. of State for Air, and Lord Trenchard.

    General view, Cadets on parade ground. King George VI in RAF uniform leaving dais and walks to inspect cadets. Close up shot of R.A.F. flag. Pan with King walking between ranks. King walking away towards dais after inspection.

    King going forward with Colours. King handing over Colours to cadet. Long shot of Colours being marched back. King taking salute. Various shots of Colours being trooped.

    The King addresses the Cadets about the importance of the colours and former sacrifices made by Airmen. The Anthem is played and the cadets troop the colour. The cadets give the King three cheers and then take the colours inside. The cadets then march off.

    Bouquets are presented to the Queen and Margaret. The college Hawk is then displayed. The Royal party drive past a line up of Biplanes and cadets. 18 planes fly past overhead.

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    British Pathé
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    Available on request
    Black & White
    Time in/Out:
    01:14:58:00 / 01:22:29:00

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