Sir Frank Whittle is honoured at dinner to celebrate 10 years of the jet plane. London.
Item title reads - 10 Years of Jets.
Dorchester Hotel, London.
C/U two guests arriving at Dorchester Hotel. M/S Major General MacConnell, U.S.A.F., arriving. M/S model of jet aircraft hanging from ceiling. M/S guests standing around with jet motor in foreground. C/U Lord Trenchard chatting. M/S Messrs. Tom Sopwith, Sir Frank Whittle and Sprigg-Carter in background looking at jet engine, pan to jet engine. C/U's Sopwith, Carter and Whittle. C/U Sir John Slessor, Chief of Air Staff, about to sit down. M/S guests at table. M/S Mr Sopwith at microphone. C/U Sopwith speaking about the jet. M/S as audience applaud. Various shots as Sopwith presents Whittle with trophy. M/S first jet plane. C/U first jet engine, pan to one of modern design. Various shots Canberra bomber being wheeled out. C/U jet engine starting. C/U Squadron Leader Callard. M/S Canberra bomber in flight. Various shots Comet in flight.