• Short Summary

    RAF Padgate, known to over million RAF men, holds its last parade.

  • Description

    Padgate.

    GV. RAF (Royal Air Force) men doing marching drill. CU. Sergeant calling out "Slope Arms". LV. Three files of men picking up rifles and sloping arms. GV. Pan, men doing physical training rolling head over heels on mats. Pan showing others jumping over horse. SCU. Sergeant giving bren-gun instructions to recruits. SV. Interior - tailor Arthur Wilshere adjusting man's jacket. CU. Arthur Wilshere chalking on man's jacket for tailoring purposes. SCU. Men cleaning equipment at table, one on left polishing on boot. CU. Boot being polished, toe cap. GV. Boxes being cleared out of hut and loaded on vans. SV. Towards, Group Captain Insall V.C. (Victoria Cross) arriving for parade. He was station's first Commanding Officer. SV. He walks between lines of RAF men and he stops to chat. SCU. Insall chatting to RAF man during inspection. He walks away. SV. Last of the million recruits getting into bus at the end of course. CU. Table with ashtray and empty glass on it. Camera pans to show deserted mess.

    (Neg.) (Title Scene D)

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    631.15
    Media URN:
    32524
    Group:
    Pathe newsreels
    Archive:
    British Pathé
    Issue Date:
    28/01/1957
    Sound:
    Sound
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:01:00:00
    Time in/Out:
    01:13:50:00 / 01:14:50:00
    Canister:
    57/9

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