• Short Summary

    Lovely film of start and finish of the race for the King's Cup - an air race.

  • Description

    Full title reads: "Brooklands. Our most coveted Air Trophy. 46 pilots - two of them women - in machines of all sizes and speeds, compete in 1,000 mile race for the King's Cup - civil aviation's greatest honour.

    Brooklands, Surrey.

    A collection of aeroplanes (mostly biplanes) gathered in a field at Brooklands. Their engines are running and pilots and mechanics are walking around. The planes are lined up before they start.

    A de Havilland Moth, piloted by Winifred Spooner taxies along the field. C/U Winifred Brown of Manchester smiling from her cockpit. She is wearing a pilot's hat and goggles.

    Flying Officer E C T Edwards takes off in his Arrow Active.

    Prince George's plane, flown by Flight Lieutenant Armour - a double engined monoplane. The Prince of Wales' plane, flown by Flight Lieutenant E H Fieldden, a Compass Swift with a Gypsy 3 engine. This monoplane takes off.

    Captain W L Hope's (a de Havilland) plane comes in to land at the end of the race. Hope's plane is guided by men into position, he is waving from the cockpit. The commentator shouts a greeting 'Hello, Wally".

    'Wally' Hope standing in his cockpit answers a few questions. The King's Cup is presented to Hope and a representative of de Havilland. Hope is lifted shoulder high with the trophy and given three cheers.

    NB. This is a lovely story - lots of jolly footage.

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    Film ID:
    Media URN:
    Pathe newsreels
    British Pathé
    Issue Date:
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Black & White
    Time in/Out:
    01:17:10:00 / 01:20:13:00

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