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  • Short Summary

    Vickers Viscount planes are prepared for export to US Capital Airlines.

  • Description

    Unused / unissued material -

    Hurn Airport.

    Vickers Viscount planes are prepared for export to US Capital Airlines.

    Viscount flying overhead. Opening speeches - Sir George Edwards designer and Managing Director of Vickers. General Weeks, Chairman of Vickers. Winthrop Aldrich American Ambassador. Two men shaking hands Lt. Sir Ronald Weekes, Mr Carmichael, President of Capital Airlines. Ambassador Aldrich. George Edwards (Bald Man) Designer of the aircraft. Viscount on ground with guests standing by it. CU Stars and Stripes American flag. CU Union Jack British flag. Arrival of party. VS of plane on airfield. Party walking past men in overalls. VS of speeches. VS Plane. More of speeches.

    (F.G.) Old record suggests material dates from around 17/05/1955.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    2682.02
    Media URN:
    79602
    Group:
    Unissued unused
    Archive:
    British Pathe
    Issue Date:
    1955
    Sound:
    Mute
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:06:28:00
    Time in/Out:
    01:03:14:00 / 01:09:42:00
    Canister:
    UN 2738 B

Comments (1)

  1. jamied says

    In the main paragraph, "General Weeks" referred to on line 2, and "Lt. Sir Ronald Weekes" on line 3 are one and the same man. Eliminating the current confusion, his titling at the time was Lt. Gen. Sir Ronald Weeks.

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