• Short Summary

    Viscountess Hampden christens a new bomber plane, the 'Hampden'.

  • Description

    Titles read: "LATEST TYPE BOMBER CHRISTENED".

    Radlett Aerodrome.

    Inside an aircraft hangar we see Viscountess Hampden christening a new bomber 'Hampden' (natural sound). She stands on a platform and smashes a bottle against the front of the unveiled plane; crowds of men in the hangar applaud. Outside the hangar we see the aircraft taxiing for takeoff. Several mute shots of the Hampden in flight.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    1658.28
    Media URN:
    21700
    Group:
    Pathe newsreels
    Archive:
    British Pathé
    Issue Date:
    27/06/1938
    Sound:
    sound
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:00:58:00
    Time in/Out:
    01:37:49:00 / 01:38:47:00
    Canister:
    38/51

Comments (3)

  1. jamied says

    The event took place on 24 June 1938.

  2. jamied says

    The location for this event was Radlett Aerodrome.

    Details of the event, including attendees, can be found here.....

    www.flightglobal.com/pdfarch
    ive/view/1938/1938 - 1879.html

  3. British Pathé says

    Thanks!

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