• Short Summary

    RAF (Royal Air Force) Vaulting and acrobatics team prepare display for Royal Tournament.

  • Description

    Full title reads: "Wales. Turn For Royal Tournament".

    Glamorgan, Wales. RAF (Royal Air Force) Vaulting and acrobatics team prepare for display.

    GV Members of the team running towards camera. GV The front rank of three run forward and vault over a horse followed by further groups of three. SV Members of the team running past camera. SV Three men performing a "Barani" a dive over the horse with a half twist and somersault. SV Three more men performing the "Barani". GV Team members placing a trampoline in position. GV Other members of the team bringing up another horse. CU Flight Sgt. Thomas who is in charge of training the men, giving directions. GV Members of the team now performing a threesome which is a vault over the horse off of a springboard onto a trampoline and then a hand spring off of another horse. SV Member of the team performing the final hand spring. SV Members of the team performing the first vault and then disappearing out of the picture off of trampoline. GV Members of the team performing a flying somersault over another member who is crouched on the horse. CU Flight Left. D Monteigh-Hodge watching. GV Line of men as they run forward and start a series of vaults which takes in five phases finishing with a hand spring off of a horse. SV The men performing the five phase exercise. TV ditto. CU Wing Commander Cooper watching. GV Elevated. The men doing a series of vaults. They cross over formation. SV ditto.


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    Film ID:
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    Pathe newsreels
    British Pathé
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    Available on request
    Black & White
    Time in/Out:
    01:39:20:00 / 01:40:38:00

Comments (3)

  1. miller969 says

    I was part of the Women's Services Display Team on the Royal Tournament in 1963, I have had no luck in finding any film of the event....tame though it was, I would love to be able to see any footage of our efforts, can you shed any light on this for me please ?

    Many thanks

    Meg Towse (ex S.A.C.W. Miller)

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  2. bugsy2 says

    I was thrilled to see my father, Flight Sargent David Thomas, in this clip (including the three great stills of him). I remember going to see the Royal Tournament in London and watching their performance. I believe the team traveled extensively that year, even coming down to Australia.

    Thank you for making available to the public.

    Rachel Foster

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  3. DnMoHo says

    I am the son of the Flight Lieutenant in the film.
    I remember well when it was filmed, the Royal Tournament itself and the tour to Australia where, apparently, the display team warmed up a venue for The Beatles (I have a newspaper cutting somewhere).

    May I make a request?
    I am sure my father would love to have his name spelled correctly: Monteith-Hodge.

    Thanks. ;o)))

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