• 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 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

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  2. British Pathé says

    Thanks!

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