• Short Summary

    Princess Elizabeth inspects 5th Battalion Grenadier Guards.

  • Description

    Unissued / unused footage - dates and locations may be unknown / unclear.

    London.

    Guards on parade, 5th Battalion Grenadier Guards. Looks like Horse Guards Parade.

    Princess Elizabeth (Queen Elizabeth II) takes salute and a military band plays the National Anthem.

    The Princess then inspects the Guards. Shots of the military band playing.

    The Princess makes a speech from the podium about being glad to inspect and address the battalion before it is disbanded. She talks of the contribution of the battalion and honours the memory of those who laid down their lives for a great cause. She mentions the Victoria Cross, won by Major Sydney (Sidney?). She talks of those who will be going back to civilian life and those who will chose to stay in the army.

    The soldiers give the Princess three cheers, waving their hats in the air, then put their hats back on their heads and march past the podium in columns.

  • Tags

  • Data

    Film ID:
    2159.07
    Media URN:
    63992
    Group:
    Unissued unused
    Archive:
    British Pathe
    Issue Date:
    Sound:
    Sound
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:09:35:00
    Time in/Out:
    01:29:39:00 / 01:39:14:00
    Canister:
    UN 1179 A

Comments (1)

  1. Chiltern2000 says

    Not Horse Guards, probably the old Wellington Barracks, Birdcage Walk

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