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    King Mahendra of Nepal visits Vickers-Armstrong aircraft factory in Weybridge, Surrey.

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    Unissued / Unused material.

    King Mahendra Bir Bikram Shah of Nepal visits Vickers-Armstrong. Weybridge, Surrey.

    CU name 'Vickers-Armstrong (Aircraft) Limited' outside building. Exterior LS Vickers-Armstrong building. MS Her Majesty's Lieutenant for the County of Surrey the Earl of Munster, Brigadier General Sir Charles Dunphie, Joint Deputy Chairman of the British Aircraft Corporation, and Sir George Edwards, Executive Director of the British Aircraft Corporation and Managing Director of Vickers-Armstrong awaiting the King's arrival.

    Various shots as the King of Nepal arrives and is met on arrival by the Earl of Munster. The King is then greeted by Brigadier General Sir Charles Dunphie and Sir George Edwards. LS flags flying. Various shots as the King visits the Vanguard Erecting Shop. Various shots of Hunting Provost, Valiant and Vanguard aircraft lined up on tarmac. Various shots King arriving on tarmac together with his two sons, 10 year old Prince Thdhirendra and the 15 year old Crown Prince. LS Jet Provost on tarmac. MS as King walks forward to inspect Vanguard aircraft. MS nose of the Vanguard plane, door slides back and steps unfold.

    MS as the two Princes inspect Jet Provost with Hunting's chief test pilot, Dick Rumbelow. LS King Mahendra entering Vanguard. CU's of young Princes in the Jet Provost. LS jet aircraft on tarmac. MS tail of Vanguard. LS King Mahendra descending Vanguard's steps. CU's as he looks at outside of plane. CU Earl of Eldon with King. LS King and party looking at Vanguard. MS King looking at Jet Provost. Various shots King looking at Valiant aircraft. CU aircraft control panel. MS front view of Vanguard. CU's model of VC10 airliner. MS's King in the VC10 flight hangar showing model of the plane. Various shots as King and rest of party inspect wooden mock-up. MS as King is shown model of Vigilant antitank missile. MS's of pilot's seat and control panel in aircraft. Various interior shots of aircraft showing seats in rows of threes, people come in and sit down.

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    Film ID:
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    Unissued unused
    British Pathé
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    Available on request
    Black & White
    Time in/Out:
    01:35:00:00 / 01:41:12:00
    UN 3411 E

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