• Short Summary

    Air Vice Marshal McClaughry presents 4 'MacRobert' Hurricanes to Middle East RAF squadron.

  • Description

    Titles read: "THE NAME OF MACROBERT LIVES ON".

    Middle East.

    The Air Officer Commanding in Egypt, Air Vice Marshal McClaughry, arrives by plane at a Middle East aerodrome to present an RAF squadron with four Hurricanes. Each plane has a MacRobert name painted on it - Sir Roderic, Sir Alasdair, Sir Iain and 'The Lady'.

    The aircraft are presented in the name of Lady MacRobert, presumably in memory of the men in her family who have died in combat.

    McClaughry seems to be making a speech from a small platform. The men of the squadron cheer, then we see the Hurricanes starting up and flying off.

    Note: story ends rather abruptly but probably only a few seconds are missing.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    1340.09
    Media URN:
    44232
    Group:
    Pathe newsreels
    Archive:
    British Pathé
    Issue Date:
    12/10/1942
    Sound:
    Sound
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:01:04:00
    Time in/Out:
    01:14:27:00 / 01:15:31:00
    Canister:
    42/82

Comments (1)

  1. Ianthecurator says

    My father was one of the pilots who received one of these Hurricanes - Sir Iain and he subsequently named me Ian after it. He was Flt/Lieut H.G. Smith.
    It is lovely to see this news clip from such a long time ago!

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