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Title:UXBRIDGE WRAF FORM A GUARD OF HONOUR TO QUEEN MARY AT THE SAVOY HOTEL 7/4/19 [Main Title]
Film Number:IWM 612
Summary: Members of the WRAF and RAF, both at the Savoy as the guard of honour and relaxing in their camp at Uxbridge, April 1919.
Description: I. WRAFs wait outside the railings of the Savoy Hotel in London. The police hold back a civilian crowd as a horse-drawn coach comes up to the hotel and the Queen gets out. The WRAF members begin to form into their squads as the guard of honour. Queen Mary emerges from the hotel, is given a bouquet of flowers and the WRAF officers are presented to her. II. Officers and sergeants of the RAF eating at a formal banquet. WRAFs line up for a pay-parade. Men of the RAF wait outside a barracks and play with two dogs. They are curious about the camera's presence. Indoors, they play billiards, and some of them read letters.
Personalities, Units and Organisations: Mary, Queen (person)
Royal Air Force (regiment/service)
Royal Air Force, Women's Royal Air Force, (regiment/service)
Police Force (regiment/service)
Keywords: delegations, British national - goodwill (object name)
recreation, British air - casual (object name)
animals, mammals: dog (object name)
society, British air - sustenance (object name)
GB, England & London, WC <Savoy Hotel> (geography)
GB, England & Uxbridge, Middx <RAF Station> (geography)
Physical Characteristics: Colour format: B&W
Sound format: Silent
Soundtrack language: None
Title language: English
Subtitle language: None
Technical Details: Format: 16mm
Number of items/reels/tapes: 1
Footage: 125 ft; Running time: 5 mins
Notes: Production: a later reduction print made from what was probably a privately taken film.