• Short Summary

    Memorial to Lord Trenchard, founder of the RAF, unveiled by PM Harold Macmillan.

  • Description

    Full title reads: "London. To Memory of RAF Founder".

    London. Memorial to Lord Trenchard, founder of the Royal Air Force, unveiled.

    SV procession with the Dr Ramsey, Archbishop of Canterbury on right of picture Prime Minister Harold Macmillan with another person is behind him. Top view trumpeters playing fanfare. SV men in civilian clothes but wearing military type hats holding flags which are dipped in salute. GV parts of the guard of honour with people in stands behind. GV Mr Macmillan on rostrum about to speak the statue covered with Union Jack flag is on left of picture. SV policemen. CU Ditto. SV Mr Macmillan about to unveil the statue he is pulling on the cord but nothing happens. GV Mr Macmillan still pulling and the flag Trenchard away revealing the statue of Hugh Trenchard. CU the face of the statue with words that read "Trenchard 1873-1956". CU statue of Lord Trenchard. GV pan aircraft flying overhead in salute. SV wreath being laid on behalf of the Queen by Air Chief Marshal, Sir George Mills. SV airforce officers saluting. LV Mr Macmillan laying his wreath on behalf of Parliament. LV The wreaths at the base of the statue. SV Statue.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    1732.13
    Media URN:
    53753
    Group:
    Pathe newsreels
    Archive:
    British Pathé
    Issue Date:
    24/07/1961
    Sound:
    Sound
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:01:16:00
    Time in/Out:
    01:17:50:00 / 01:19:06:00
    Canister:
    61/59

Comments (1)

  1. jamied says

    The statue was unveiled on 19 July 1961.

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