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  • Short Summary

    Planes take off from Heston Aerodrome to compete for 'The King's Cup'.

  • Description

    Full title reads: "Heston Aerodrome. Our Most Coveted Air Trophy. Forty pilots - including four women - all amateurs - brave bad weather in 1,000 mile race for 'The King's Cup' - Flg-Off E C T Edwards, in a 'Blackburn-Bluebird' was the winner. 21 finished."

    Heston, Middlesex.

    MS of man dropping chequered flag to start aeroplanes off in race. Various shots of biplanes taking off.

    CU of various competitors climbing into cockpits of planes.

    More shots of planes taking off.

    Winning plane lands and people crowd around it.

    MS of man speaking surrounded by crowd - he presents the King's Cup trophy to Flight Officer Edwards.

    N.B. Two different versions of this story - different angles and different shots.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    861.13
    Media URN:
    13313
    Group:
    Pathe newsreels
    Archive:
    British Pathe
    Issue Date:
    27/07/1931
    Sound:
    Mute
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:01:28:00
    Time in/Out:
    01:20:42:00 / 01:22:10:00
    Canister:
    31/60

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