• Short Summary

    The demobilisation of Lewis, the mascot goat of Halton RAF School.

  • Description

    Full title reads: "SGT. LEWIS GETS HIS BOWLER".

    Halton, Buckinghamshire.

    Corporal and officer at desk in stores. Another corporal putting bowler hats on desk before them. Close up shot of corporal and officer at desk, bowler hats being placed before them. Goat Major enters the stores with Lewis I, the mascot goat of Halton RAF School who is to be demobilised. Close up shot of man's hands measuring Lewis' head and distance between horns. Corporal at desk picking up bowler hat and measuring it. Close up shot of Lewis' head. Close up shot of bowler hat with corporal sticking spike through it for goat's horns. Close up shot of bowler being put on Lewis' head - he is not too happy about it.

    Long shot of Goat Major leading Lewis with bower on, in front of paraded airmen. Close up shot of aircraft apprentices. Towards, Lewis being led by Goat Major inspecting ranks. Close up shot of Lewis walking between ranks. Lewis walking between ranks. Lewis being led up to table. An officer hands Lewis his demobilisation papers. Lewis snatches them and tries to eat them.

    Drum Major holding mace aloft. Close up shot of bass drummer. General view, pipes and drums of RAF (Royal Air Force) School, Halton, marching towards with new goat, which is following Drum Major. Four airmen looking on. Pan, Lewis in civilian coat and bowler leading escort. Close up shot, pan, Lewis leading escort.

    Ilford, Essex. Workers of the P.D.S.A. (People's Dispensary for Sick Animals) Sanatorium outside building. Large notice above them "The P.D.S.A. welcomes Lewis I, pan to other mascots eating at table. Drum Major cutting Lewis' demobilisation cake which is made of animal food Close up shot of Lewis' successor standing with front hooves on table. Close up shot of a horse. Drum Major handing Lewis cake in dish. Lewis eating. Close up shot of Lewis eating cake.

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    Film ID:
    Media URN:
    Pathe newsreels
    British Pathé
    Issue Date:
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Black & White
    Time in/Out:
    01:00:20:00 / 01:01:57:00

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