• Short Summary

    Troops of the Middlesex Regiment receive new colours from the Prince of Wales.

  • Description

    Full title reads: "Colchester. 'The Diehards'. 1st Batt. of the famous Middlesex Regt. receive new colours at hands of HRH The Prince of Wales."

    Colchester, Essex.

    An army chaplain blesses new colours - flag and drums on large parade ground.

    Prince Edward, Prince of Wales (later King Edward VIII, Duke of Windsor) hands over new flags to kneeling standard bearers. Officers salute the Prince with their swords and then the new colours are paraded back to the ranks.

    Men of the 1st Battalion of the Middlesex Regiment parade to the strains of their military band. They soldiers do various drill moves with their rifles before giving three cheers for the Prince of Wales.

    Pan along ranks of officers posing for photograph with the Prince in the centre. Closer shot of the Prince chatting with a senior and heavily meddled officer.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    871.20
    Media URN:
    12771
    Group:
    Pathe newsreels
    Archive:
    British Pathé
    Issue Date:
    22/10/1931
    Sound:
    Sound
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:03:01:00
    Time in/Out:
    01:33:14:00 / 01:36:15:00
    Canister:
    31/85

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