• Short Summary

    The King of Iraq visits Odiham RAF Station and attends a Government reception.

  • Description

    Odiham & London.

    SV. King Feisal II of Iraq arriving at the station walking along with R.A.F. (Royal Air Force, RAF) officer. SCU. Military people looking on. LV. The Beverley aircraft with the belly open showing King Feisal II inside talking to R.A.F. officer and also showing ramps leading down from the belly. SCU. King Feisal II talking to R.A.F. officer inside the belly of plane. SV. & SCU. Ground staff working or rearming and servicing plane. SCU. The King having details explained to him, as they stand watching the re-servicing station. His uncle, Prince Regent of Iraq, Abdul Illah, stands just behind him and he pans to the aircraft showing one of the ground staff helping on the pilot with straps over his shoulders getting ready for the takeoff. LV. Aircraft taxiing on runway. SCU. The King and R.A.F. officers watching from balcony. LV. As aircraft fly overhead in formation of Javelins and Vampires.

    SV. Towards, people arriving inside Lancaster House. Ambassador of Thailand, Prince Devakula Wongsanuvatra, and his wife, as they are greeted by Defence Minister Selwyn Lloyd. SV. Ambassador of Japan Mr Shunichi Matsumoto and his wife are greeted by Selwyn Lloyd. SV. Ambassador of Burma and his wife, are greeted by Lloyd. SCU. Duchess of Kent and Duchess of Gloucester waiting inside Lancaster House. SCU. Towards, the Queen Elizabeth II, King Feisal and Selwyn Lloyd move past camera as they start to go upstairs.

    King Faisal II of Iraq

    (Lav.) (Orig.F.)

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    Film ID:
    Media URN:
    Pathe newsreels
    British Pathé
    Issue Date:
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Black & White
    Time in/Out:
    01:09:38:00 / 01:10:47:00

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