• Short Summary

    Great shots of RAF dance, band are servicemen who played in professional bands before war.

  • Description

    Title reads: "On, Listen to the Band!".

    Location of events unknown.

    An RAF (Royal Air Force) dance in progress inside "Number One Balloon Centre" (looks like dance hall). L/S of the big band playing on stage. Various C/Us of conductor and members of the band. The musicians are all servicemen who played in professional bands before the war. We see C/Us of conductor, Corporal George Beaumont (used to play at Prince of Wales' theatre), the trombonists George Thorn (formerly musician at ABC theatres) and Paul Fenoulhet (previously of Carol Gibbon's band), trumpeters Chick Smith (formerly of Lew Stone's band), Alf Horton (of Harry Roy's band) and Ted Allaby (of Eastbourne Municipal Orchestra), double bass player Jack Purvis (of Jack Harris's band), drummer Jack Dobbs (Oscar Rabin's band), pianist Pat Dodds (Al Collin's Band), guitarists Rube Mason (used to play in Beaumont's band), saxophonists Basil Skinner (also of Beaumont's band), Issy Duman (Carol Gibbon's band) Billy Apps (Lew Stone's band) and Cliff Timms (of Jay Wilbuy band).

    C/Us of band are inter cut with excellent shots of RAF men and women (in uniform) couples dancing. C/U of officer watching with wife.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    Media URN:
    Unissued / unused
    British Pathé
    Issue Date:
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Black & White
    Time in/Out:
    01:36:55:00 / 01:39:15:00

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