Alan Cobham returns from flight to Australia to rapturous welcome in London.
Full title reads: "Triumph for British Aviation. Great Welcome for Alan Cobham home again after his wonderful flight to Australia and back, 26,000 miles!"
L/S of crowds cheering on Westminster Bridge.
Intertitle reads: "His de Havilland 50, with all British 385 h.p. Siddeley Jaguar has now flown 125,000 miles, in every climate, from tropic heat to freezing cold".
M/S of Cobham standing on landing 'ski' of seaplane floating on River Thames. M/S of Alan Cobham, Sir Samuel Hoare (Air Minister), a woman (Gladys Cobham?), and dignitaries walking along House of Commons terrace. M/S of Hoare giving a speech to Cobham and crowd of dignitaries. Various C/Us Hoare speaking.
M/S of the Cobhams leaving the entrance of Houses of Parliament. C/U of Gladys and Alan posing by car, they wave and smile at cheering crowds around them before getting into the car.
Cuts exist - see separate record for details.
Note: an alternative version of this story exists that shows Cobham's plane landing on Thames. The print transferred has a lavender tint. AH 2001.