• Short Summary

    Princess Elizabeth christens new BOAC plane at Heathrow airport.

  • Description

    Heathrow Airport, London.

    Princess Elizabeth (later Queen Elizabeth II) talking into microphone in front of new BOAC plane - natural sound. She names the aircraft Elizabeth of England. She pours champagne from silver beer jug over nose of plane, fanfare are heard off screen. Name on side of plane reading 'Elizabeth of England'. Plane decorated with flags of various nations. Union Jack covering the name of plane, flags slips off to reveal the name. Princess Elizabeth leaving the plane. She is presented with flowers. Princess Elizabeth talking to dignitaries in front of plane.

    Information found in the old record - Cuts 47/8. Natural sound only.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    2373.06
    Media URN:
    66518
    Group:
    Unissued unused
    Archive:
    British Pathé
    Issue Date:
    Sound:
    Sound
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:01:21:00
    Time in/Out:
    01:25:54:00 / 01:27:15:00
    Canister:
    UN 1718 B

Comments (1)

  1. jamied says

    The christening ceremony seen here took place on 21 January 1947.

    The aircraft is an Avro Tudor I.

    A short magazine article of the era, reporting on the ceremony, can be found here....

    http://www.flightglobal.com/pdfarchi
    ve/view/1947/1947 - 0171.html

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