• Short Summary

    Victoria Cross Association dinner at Cafe Royal. Duncan Sandys gives the address.

  • Description

    Full title reads: "London. The Valiant Meet".

    London. Victoria Cross Association dinner at Cafe Royal.

    LV Int. Holders of the VC Assembling for reception.

    SV VCs and GCs (George Crosses).

    SV Field Marshal Earl Alexander having medal pinned to his coat.

    SV Mrs Odette Hallowes, GC, MB., Legion D'Honneur.

    SV Pan, Minister of Defence, Duncan Sandys arriving.

    SV Duke of Gloucester arriving.

    GV Dinner in progress, speaking.

    SV VC.s listening to Sir John Smyth. CU Captain Pollard, VC, MC, DCM.

    SV Sgt. Bill Speakman, VC. SV Captain A Agar, VC, DSO.

    SV Earl Harold Alexander of Tunis addressing VCs.

    CU Duncan Sandys and Mrs Odette Hallowes.

    SV Group of VCs. LV Duncan Sandys standing addressing VCs.

    CU Duncan Sandys speaking. (Neg.)

  • Tags

  • Data

    Film ID:
    1537.21
    Media URN:
    49512
    Group:
    Pathe newsreels
    Archive:
    British Pathe
    Issue Date:
    28/07/1958
    Sound:
    sound
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:01:31:00
    Time in/Out:
    01:47:13:00 / 01:48:44:00
    Canister:
    58/60

Comments (2)

  1. jamied says

    The date of this reunion was 24 July 1958.

    "Captain Pollard" is Alfred Pollard.

    "Captain A Agar" is Augustus Agar, (also known as Augustine Agar or Gus Agar).

    "Odette Haalowes" 3 lines from the end should read Odette Hallowes.

  2. British Pathé says

    Thanks for pointing out that typo. The tags have been updated with first names too.

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