• Short Summary

    King, Queen and Princess Elizabeth visit bomber bases.

  • Description

    Full title reads: "ROYAL VISIT TO BOMBER BASES".

    RAF Mildenhall, England.

    Various shots of the King George VI, Queen Elizabeth (later Queen Mother) and Princess Elizabeth (later Elizabeth II) on aerodrome looking at a Lancaster carrying 8,000 lb. bomb. The King presents medals to RAF officers. Queen talking to WAAF's. Royal party talking to air crew.

    Royal party leaving hangar. Various shots including good close up shots of the royal party as they pose with bomber crews just returned from mission.

    Various shots of the royal party now arriving at American Air Force base where General James Doolittle greets them. Ground to air shot of formation of Fortresses overhead. Royal party looking at Fortress warming up. Various shots of Princess Elizabeth, with the aid of a bottle of cider, christens one of the Fortresses "Rose of York". They then pose with the aircraft.

  • Tags

  • Data

    Film ID:
    1374.24
    Media URN:
    45023
    Group:
    Pathe newsreels
    Archive:
    British Pathé
    Issue Date:
    13/07/1944
    Sound:
    Sound
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:01:56:00
    Time in/Out:
    01:41:40:00 / 01:43:36:00
    Canister:
    44/56

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