• Short Summary

    Polish Premier General Sikorski and King George VI present medals to RAF officers.

  • Description

    Title reads: "More Honours for RAF".

    Location of events unknown.

    Polish Premier and Commander in Chief, General Sikorski honours 3 British Pilots - Squadron Leader Forbes, SL Kent and SL Kellett - with the Polish equivalent of the VC, the Virtuti Militari. Various shots of General presenting medals to pilots. As he shakes their hands, he also gives them a kiss on the cheek in fine Polish tradition! Narrator describes this as "just a little embarrassing". Presentation appears to be taking place in embassy / government offices. The officers were leaders of Polish squadrons.

    A hangar at an East Anglian Fighter Station.

    King George VI presents medals to 25 RAF (Royal Air Force) officers. Various shots of King presenting medals, he wears military uniform. Queen Elizabeth (later Queen Mother) watches. Amongst the men receiving honours are: Wing Commander Beamish, Flight Lieutenant Allard and Flight Sergeant Hadden. M/S of King and Queen walking out of hangar, accompanied by several senior RAF officers.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    1067.24
    Media URN:
    37742
    Group:
    Pathe newsreels
    Archive:
    British Pathe
    Issue Date:
    23/01/1941
    Sound:
    Sound
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:02:13:00
    Time in/Out:
    01:32:20:00 / 01:34:33:00
    Canister:
    41/7

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