• Short Summary

    Captain De Havilland won The King's Cup aviation trophy.

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    Full title reads: "Our Most Coveted Air Trophy. 35 pilots - two of them women - in machine of all sizes and speed - compete in 830 mile race for 'The King's Cup' - Civil aviation's greatest honour."

    Two biplanes take off from airfield. (One of them is named 'Jason' - could this be Amy Johnson's plane ?). CU of Lady Bailey seated in cockpit. Plane takes off. Mrs Butler takes off in her plane - No. 24.

    Shots of Captain William L Hope seated in his cockpit smoking his pipe. He was the winner in the previous year. His plane takes off.

    Plane lands and crowd gather round. Pilot gets out and is lifted shoulder high by crowd and carried away in triumph.

    Presentation ceremony to winner - Captain De Havilland. MS De Havilland with trophy.

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    Film ID:
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    Pathe newsreels
    British Pathé
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    Available on request
    Black & White
    Time in/Out:
    01:10:27:00 / 01:12:26:00

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  1. Unknown user says

    The 'Jason' is DH.60 Gipsy Moth G-ABVW, which Amy Johnson had acquired after the 1932 Kings Cup from Lord Wakefield and named as 'Jason IV'. It had been flown to 5th place that year by de Havilland's chief test pilot, Capt Hubert Broad. Amy married Jim Mollison on 29 July 1932, and they flew off on their honeymoon - she in Jason IV and he in DH.80 Puss Moth G-ABXY, which he named 'The Heart’s Content'.

    In the 1933 Kings Cup seen in this film, Jason IV was now owned and flown by L Lipton, who was forced to retire with a broken propeller.

    Lady Bailey in DH.80 Puss Moth G-AAYA would be eliminated in Round 2, as would Wally hope in Comper Swift G-ABWH. Lois Butler in DH.85 Leopard Moth G-ACHB would come fifth overall.

    The pilot being carried on shoulders is Geoffrey de Havilland, having just won in the prototype DH.85 Leopard Moth, G-ACHD. He is presented with the trophy by Lord Gorell, Chairman of the Royal Aero Club.

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