• Short Summary

    Major General Brancker christening aeroplanes at Croydon Airport, London.

  • Description

    Croydon, London.

    Full titles read: "AN AEROPLANE CHRISTENING - Major General Sir W. S. Brancker, new Director of Civil Aviation names latest Handley Pages "Princess Mary" And "Prince George".

    M/S's of Major General Sir Sefton Brancker standing on platform next to plane, he smashes the bottle with hammer and knocks against the side of the plane, and starts to peel off label tot reveal it's name - "Prince George". M/S of the Major General doing the same to the "Princess Mary". L/S's of the "Princess Mary" with engine running. A group of men are pulling it around by its tail, presumably in readiness for takeoff.

    The two aircraft seen are Handley Page HP W8 "Princess Mary" and "Prince George".

  • Tags

  • Data

    Film ID:
    266.32
    Media URN:
    23463
    Group:
    Pathe newsreels
    Archive:
    British Pathe
    Issue Date:
    22/05/1922
    Sound:
    sound
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:00:55:00
    Time in/Out:
    01:42:37:00 / 01:43:32:00
    Canister:
    G 878

Comments (2)

  1. jamied says

    The two aircraft seen are Handley Page HP W8 "Princess Mary", Reg. No. G-EBBG, and "Prince George", Reg. No. G-EBBH.

  2. British Pathé says

    Thanks.

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