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Title:KING GEORGE AND QUEEN ELIZABETH VISIT 56 SQUADRON [Allocated Title]
Film Number:ARY 33
Summary: The King and Queen make a visit to various RAF units.
Description: At Matlask satellite airfield, Norfolk, the King and Queen are greeted by a Squadron Leader and enter a briefing room. At RAF Coltishall the King looks at the framed squadron crest of 278 Squadron that has just been presented. Both the King and Queen are then seen talking with an officer. They then move away past an Anson. Officers and airmen cheer and raise their caps. The newly presented crest of 278 Squadron is seen in close up. At RAF Ludham the royal couple are greeted by a Squadron Leader and enter a briefing room. They then exit and the royal cars move off. At Ludham, a Spitfire Mk V VL*B of 167 Squadron taxies into a blast pen. The pilot, who has had a successful mission, is hoisted onto the shoulders of his fellows and then 'bumped'. At Matlask, the King and Queen inspect and look into the cockpit of a Typhoon of 56 Squadron. They enter their car and depart. The party is next seen walking past a blister hangar. Airmen line to witness the Squadron crest presentation.
Production Details: Royal Air Force (Production sponsor)
RAF Film Production Unit (Production company)
Pollard (Flying Officer) (Production individual)
Personalities, Units and Organisations: George VI, King (person)
Elizabeth, Queen (person)
Royal Air Force, Sqdn 56 (regiment/service)
Royal Air Force, Sqdn 278 (regiment/service)
Royal Air Force, Sqdn 167 (regiment/service)
Royal Air Force, Sqdn 322 (regiment/service)
Keywords: aircraft, British - combat: Hawker Typhoon Mk 1a (object name)
aircraft, British - combat: Supermarine Walrus (object name)
aircraft, British - combat: Supermarine Spitfire Mk 5 (object name)
GB, England & Coltishall, Norfolk <RAF station> (geography)
GB, England & Matlask, Norfolk <RAF Station> (geography)
GB, England & Ludham, Norfolk <RAF Station> (geography)