• Short Summary

    New Battalion colours are presented to the 7th & 10th Battalion, the Gloucestershire Regiment.

  • Description

    Full title reads: "Bristol. 'The Somme' ... 'Gallipoli' ... 'Paschendale'. and many other battle honours... are emblazoned on new King's Colours presented to the 7th & 10th Batt. of the Gloucestershire Regiment - the famous Fighting 'Fore & Afts'."

    Bristol, Avon.

    Intertitle reads: "A poignant moment ... 'farewell to the old Colours'."

    As a military band plays 'Auld Lang Syne' two Colour Sergeants march past soldiers with rolled up regimental flags. The parade ground is surrounded by houses.

    On the command the troops move to present arms - their drill display looks fairly good.

    The music changes and the camera moves across the parade ground - several civilians remove their hats at the salute.

    Vicar (possibly Regimental padre) stands by drums and colours blessing them as a sign of duty to King and Country. A group of veterans look on, their medals proudly displayed. The flags are presented to the Colour Party who rise from a kneeling position.

    Several priests and an officer stand in front of the men. The officer is recounting an incident from the Battalion's history.

    The Colour party march back to their place in the ranks and the Battalion present arms once more.

    (Natural sound track only - No commentary)

  • Tags

  • Data

    Film ID:
    673.19
    Media URN:
    4952
    Group:
    Pathe newsreels
    Archive:
    British Pathé
    Issue Date:
    06/05/1932
    Sound:
    Sound
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:01:56:00
    Time in/Out:
    01:21:58:00 / 01:23:54:00
    Canister:
    32/36

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