Queen Mother opens Royal Marine building & presents Centenary Vellum to lifeboat station.
Deal & Walmer, Kent.
GV. Royal Marines station at Deal. GV. The Queen Mother's car having arrived at the dais. SV. The Queen Mother steps from car and shakes hands with Lieutenant General Hardy of the Royal Marines. GV. Marines on parade GV. The Queen Mother arriving on the Royal dais. SCU. The Queen Mother watched by the General pulls a lever to open a new building. GV. The new building. SV. Tilt down from windows to see window boxes. SV. The Queen Mother inside, talking to Lord Cilcennin, the First Lord of the Admiralty. SCU. Young recruit. SCU. Queen Mother talking to a young recruit with crowd looking on in background. SCU. Young recruit. LV. & CU. Towards, Queen Mother walking with Sir Gerald Wollaston, Chairman of Walmer Lifeboat Station. SV. Walmer lifeboat. SCU. The Queen Mother presents Centenary Vellum to Sir Gerald. SV. Old lifeboat men. LV. The Queen Mother with Sir Gerald inspecting the old lifeboat men, pan to stern of the lifeboat with lifeboat men standing below it. CU. Old Lifeboat man. SCU. The Queen Mother and Sir Gerald walking along still inspecting.
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