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    "Oak Apple Day" inspection of the Royal Chelsea Pensioners.

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    This item appears to be unedited cuts / out takes. The title card appears at 01:52:54. Item also contains cuts from DUKE OF YORK, also in G 1298.

    M/S of an elderly gentleman in uniform - probably Prince Arthur, the Duke of Connaught - accompanied by several officers in plumed hats, making his way down a row of Chelsea Pensioners, some in wheelchairs. Various shots of the Prince pausing to talk to the old gents, the families of the Pensioners stand in the background dressed in their 'Sunday best'. M/S of a troop of the (more agile) Chelsea Pensioners in their distinctive uniforms, marching past a platform. Various shots of the march past. The Prince and several officers in plumed hats stand on the platform saluting. Panning shot of the Pensioners standing in a parade ground, waving their hats in the air and giving the Prince three cheers.

    Title: "The Boys of the Old Brigade. 'Oak Apple Day' inspection of Royal Chelsea Pensioners".

    More shots of the march past. M/S of a row of very ancient ex-servicemen in wheelchairs. An officer in a tricorne hat introduces the O.A.P.s to the Prince who shakes their hands.

    Various shots of Prince Albert, the Duke of York inspecting policemen on horseback. Some shots of Prince Albert inspecting troop of ex-servicemen. Various shots of Prince Albert visiting a hospital. Shots are not in any order - look like cuts.

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    Pathe newsreels
    British Pathé
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    Available on request
    Black & White
    Time in/Out:
    01:51:12:00 / 01:55:00:00
    G 1298

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