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    Wedding of Royal Air Force personnel Miss H Rayner and Lieutenant P H James.

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    Royal Air Force man marries girl from Women's Royal Air Force.

    Ruislip, Greater London.

    MS of the bride and groom Miss H Rayner and Lieutenant P H James coming through a tunnel formed by their fellow service-people who hold streamers overhead and throw rice. Civilian family and friends are also present.

    MS group toast with bride and groom and their friends, they stand around wedding cake holding up glasses of champagne. CU bride and groom cutting cake (cake has aeroplane on top), he holds cake while she tries to cut it with sword, they laugh.

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    Film ID:
    Media URN:
    Old negatives
    British Pathé
    Issue Date:
    1914 - 1918
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Black & White
    Time in/Out:
    01:01:18:00 / 01:01:44:00
    ON 221 C

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  1. Unknown user says

    Reducing this clip's current date range, if the bride in this piece is indeed a member of the WRAF then the earliest the wedding can have taken place is 1918, that being the year the WRAF was founded.

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  2. says

    I The RAF was founded in 1918 and the WRAF existed between 1918 and 1920. I suspect that this wedding took place in these 2 years. The interesting thing is that the reception seems to be outside of the officers' mess, whilst the bride is a sergeant and the groom is a lieutenant. Mixed rank marriages were obviously more accepted then than they were in later years

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