Air Minister and Postmaster General inaugurate world's longest and cheapest air mail service.
SLATE INFORMATION: One and a half d Air Mail to Australia
Gen. view airliner 'Calypso' G-AEUA at landing stage. Semi view Sir John Reith arrives. Gen. view crowd. Semi view Reith talks. Semi view Wood talks & hands/letter to Major Tryon. CU post bag pan up to Tryon. Semi view Tryon puts letter in bag. CU labels on mailbags. Gen. view & CU mail lowered to landing stage. Long view mail into Calypso. Gen. views (3) of airliner Calypso off & in air.
Sound Effects. Reith introduces Kingsley Wood. Kingsley Wood says that very soon these airmail services will seem the most natural thing in the world, & hands letters to Tryon.
Personalities - Politicians; Aviation; Communications; George C Tryon, 1st Baron Tryon (1872-1941), Sir Kingsley Wood (1881-1943), Great Britain
Background: Air Minister and Postmaster General inaugurate world's longest and cheapest air mail service.