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    Queen Elizabeth (Queen Mother) visits No. 600 RAAF at Biggin Hill, Kent.

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    Unused / unissued footage - dates and locations may be unclear / unknown.

    Queen Elizabeth (Queen Mother) visits No. 600 RAAF (Royal Auxiliary Air Force) at Biggin Hill, Kent.

    Spitfires flying in formation and peeling off. Queen chats to families of men at the station. C/U of Royal Standard and Royal Coat of Arms on the bonnet of the Queen's car. Squadron Leader David Proudlove salutes the Queen as she gets into her car and is driven off.

    Spitfire plane with crew standing in front of it. M/S of pilot. Shot of Sergeant showing medals. Men standing by plane. L/S of men giving three cheers. Crew of plane taking up action stations. Pilot gets into cockpit and service crew start to fix his straps; pan to another pilot being assisted. M/S as door of cockpit is closed. Several shots of planes revving up and taxiing then taking off.

    M/S of the Queen alighting from car and being greeted by Lord Cornwallis, Lord Lieutenant of Kent and Squadron Leader Proudlove. The Queen is introduced to officers. She inspects planes with others and chats to airmen. M/S of officer with handlebar moustache. The Queen stops to chat with him - he seems to have trouble hearing what she is saying. Pan along line of airmen lined up for inspection. Shots of onlookers behind rope. M/S of airmen standing in front of Spitfires. The Queen, Proudlove and others walk across airfield. M/S as Wendy Thompson presents bouquet to the Queen.

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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:
    01:39:26:00 / 01:44:48:00
    UN 2193 A

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