Inauguration of new British Forces Network radio station in Cologne.
Unissued / unused material.
Inauguration of new VHF (very high frequency) station for BFN (British Forces Network), Cologne, Germany.
LS of BFN radio studios in Cologne. CU of nameplate British Forces Network broadcasting. MS of two men seated at control panel at BFN waiting for 8.30pm - the hour of the inauguration. CU of second hands ticking round to 8.30 on clock. MS of the engineers at control panel switching on the VHF station. CU of the clock second hand reached zero hour 8.30. CU of man switching on at control panel. MS of radio presenter Denis Skuse (right of frame) introducing Major General Roe to BFN listeners. Camera slowly pans over to the Major making his speech. CU of radio aerial which are specially made to receive VHF broadcasts. MS of radio set in barrack room. LS of soldiers and wives listening to radio while having a drink.
Used in AKC (Army Kinema Corporation) issue 420.