• Short Summary

    Rain leads to the cancelling of an army review and spoils RAF Pageant.

  • Description

    Full title reads: "London. Rain ... 'the spoil sport'. Greatest 'outdoor' day of the year ruined - and on midsummer's day too! The Territorial Royal Review was completely washed out."

    London.

    Pan across empty seats as rain falls. A few people stand in the park with their umbrellas up. More shots of empty seats at the washed out Territorial Army Royal review. People in raincoats wander about.

    Intertitle reads: "... The R.A.F. Pageant and spectators bravely 'carried on' despite almost incessant downpour."

    Hendon, Greater London.

    King Feisal of Iraq stands with Lord Londonderry, Secretary of State for Air, shelter from the rain in a marquee.

    Shots of crowd sitting under umbrellas in stand. Pan across car park with people watching display from their cars. Shots of various Royal Air Force (RAF) planes sitting on the display ground. Pilots are preparing some of the planes for flight. Shot of crowd under umbrellas.

    A large experimental bi-plane made by Handley-Page is made ready for flight. Shots of the RAF Fairey-Napier long distance monoplane used by Squadron Leader Gayford and Flight Lieutenant Nicholetts in their flight to South Africa.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    727.09
    Media URN:
    6518
    Group:
    Pathe newsreels
    Archive:
    British Pathé
    Issue Date:
    26/06/1933
    Sound:
    Sound
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:02:30:00
    Time in/Out:
    01:15:27:00 / 01:17:57:00
    Canister:
    33/51

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