• Short Summary

    Princess Margaret travels on SRN 4 hovercraft as it makes its maiden voyage to Boulogne.

  • Description

    No title - Princess Margaret goes on maiden voyage of the SRN 4 hovercraft, the first car passenger service by this type of craft. Dover, Kent.


    L/S of the hovercraft, C/U Union Jack flag painted on it. M/S's as cars drive up ramp into the hovercraft. M/S as helicopter touches down. L/S crowds on cliffs. M/S Princess Margaret walking up to Mayor Alderman Aslett and shaking his hand. M/S Anthony Armstrong-Jones, Lord Snowdon, shaking hands with Mayor. L/S Margaret meeting members of the crew. C/U as she talks to Captain Brenna Lund. M/S as she shakes hands with another officer. M/S Margaret and Anthony chatting to crew. M/S press photographers. M/S as Margaret unveils commemorative plaque. C/U pan down inscription on plaque.

    M/S as they walk aboard the hovercraft. C/U 'Seaspeed' painted on side. M/S propellor going around, pan down to skirts inflating. Various shots as it moves down into the sea. Aerial shot of the craft entering water. Interior shot of the craft. Aerial shot leaving harbour with white cliffs in background. M/S looking at cliffs through windows. Various shots as the hovercraft makes its way along to Boulogne. M/S officials inside. C/U stewardess. M/S passengers and stewardess. M/S sea from craft. C/U Dr. Christopher Cockerel, inventor of the hovercraft, chatting to Princess Margaret and others. L/S craft.

    M/S Margaret and Anthony, C/U of them looking out of the window, M/S rest of craft as seen from window, M/S as plane flies over. M/S craft. C/U Margaret smiling and Anthony talking. M/S and L/S as craft arrives at beach. Various shots as it hovers up onto beach. M/S Captain Lund and First Officer Martin Godfrey taking their earphones off. M/S Guard of Honour walking towards craft. C/U Union Jack and French Tricolour. M/S Princess Margaret and Anthony leaving. M/S Margaret meeting Sir Patrick Reilly, British Ambassador and France's First Secretary Jean de Lepowski. L/S crowd. L/S press taking photographs. M/S Margaret and Anthony. Various shots as they walk along smiling. M/S and C/U passengers disembarking. Various shots as they walk towards Hoverport building. M/S as Princess Margaret unveils plaque. Pan up hovercraft. C/U British and French flags. M/S hovercraft inflating again. M/S people watching. M/S hovercraft heading towards water. M/S looking at water from craft. M/S craft in water.

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    Pathe newsreels
    British Pathé
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    Available on request
    Time in/Out:
    01:02:26:00 / 01:06:49:00

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