• Short Summary

    When the Royal Air Force handed over Wahn Airport to the German authorities on Thursday, July 18, the official ceremony was run on strictly interservice lines between the RAF and new Luftwaffe.

  • Description

    1.
    SV VICE-MARSHAL HOGAN, DR. SCHILLER ETC. WALK TOWARDS CAMERA TO DIAS


    2.
    CU R.A.F. FLAGS FLYING


    3.
    SV VICE MARSHAL HOGAN INSPECTS THE R.A.F. WHO ARE STANDING AT ATTENTION


    4.
    CU R.A.F. OFFICER, CAMERA PANS DOWN TO SHOW MEDALS ON TUNIC


    5.
    SV MEN OF THE LUFFWAFFE STANDING TO ATTENTION


    6.
    CU R.A.F. FLAG, CAMERA PANS DOWN TO SHOW HOGAN ON DIAS


    7.
    GV GEN. POLTHER AND DR. SCHILLER STANDING BESIDE IT


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    SV LUFFWAFFE LISTENING TO SPEECH


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    CU LUFFWAFFE LISTENING TO SPEECH


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    SV R.A.F. LISTENING TO SPEECH


    11.
    CU R.A.F. DITTO


    12.
    CU R.A.F. FLAG CAMERA PANS DOWN AND HAULING DOWN BEGINS AND IS COMPLETED


    13.
    SV SPECTATORS


    14.
    SLV GERMAN FLAG IS HAULED UP


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    SV VICE MARSHAL HOGAN LISTING, DR. SCHILLER WITHOUT HAT AND MAJOR GEN. PLOCHER SALUTING


    16.
    SV GERMAN FLAG FLYING CAMERA PANS DOWN TO SHOW ABOVE PEOPLE FROM REAR ANGLE


    17.
    SV LINE OF R.A.F.


    18.
    SV LINE OF LUFFWAFFE SALUTE


    19.
    SV SPECTATORS


    20.
    SV BACK VIEW OF HOGAN AT SALUTE, R.A.F. MARCHING PAST


    21.
    CU R.A.F. MARCHING


    22.
    CU HOGAN AT SALUTE


    23.
    SV LUFFWAFFE MARCHING


    24.
    CU GERMAN FLAG


    25.
    SV VICE MARSHAL HOGAN AND MAJ. GEN. PLOCHER SHAKE HANDS




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    Script is copyright Reuters Limited. All rights reserved

    Background: When the Royal Air Force handed over Wahn Airport to the German authorities on Thursday, July 18, the official ceremony was run on strictly interservice lines between the RAF and new Luftwaffe.

    But the development of the airport will be handled jointly by the Luftwaffe and Lufthansa - the German civil airline company.

    At Thursday's take-over parade, Major General Plocher, chief of staff of the German Air Force, accepted all military installations, while Dr. Schiller, representing the Federal Ministry of Transport, accepted the runways and civil buildings.

    The airfield will now be used as a civil airport, although a unit of the German Air Force will also be stationed there.

    Steel-helmeted German airmen and men of the RAF paraded to see Air Vice-Marshal Hogan hand control of the airfield to the German authorities, and to see the RAF standard give way to the Federal German Flag on the station flagstaff.

    British Meteor jet aircraft were still standing on the airfield during the ceremony.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    VLVA9I1VRMU5SAOFXZ0G2EE31TLHE
    Media URN:
    VLVA9I1VRMU5SAOFXZ0G2EE31TLHE
    Group:
    Reuters - Source to be Verified
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    19/07/1957
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    MXF
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:01:41:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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