Lord Desborough presents aircraft donated by Leicester in a small ceremony out by the plane.
Aeroplane, a Royal Aircraft Factory B.E.12, donated by Leicester.
M/S of a woman holding bouquet and several men (presumably Lord Desborough and representatives of Leicester) stand in front of aeroplane. One of the men stands on ladder in centre; Union Jack hangs from plane with former Canadian flag. Lord Desborough on ladder making a little speech.
Next, christening the new aircraft. The lady stands holding a hammer while one of the men points out where she should hit a bottle wrapped in cloth and stuck in centre of propeller. She finally does hit it, champagne streams down propeller and a couple of the men wave their hats around.
C/U of side of aeroplane with name 'Leicester'; slow pan to left showing RAF officer along with the men and lady. Back diagonal shot of the biplane taxiing away, preparing to take off.
Note: Event took place 03/06/1916.