• Short Summary

    Regimental uniforms through from 1537 to 1930 at a pageant of the Royal Artillery Company.

  • Description

    Full titles read: "Regimental Pageantry - 1537 - 1930" (new title) "Almost 400 years ago Henry VIII authorized the Guild of St. George to "practice with longbows and handguns". So, in A.D. 1537, the famous Honourable Artillery Company was born - ".

    Location of events unknown.

    M/Ss of a group of men dressed as Roundheads, marching across a field behind a marching drummer. Men in Tudor costume, some carrying bows, walk across the field.

    Intertitle reads: "Fifty years later, the members were known as 'Captains of the Artillery Garden'. - This is how they appeared at the time of the Armada - ".
    High angle M/S of men walking along, dressed as guards from the Elizabethan era (?).

    Intertitle reads: "In 1641, Britain's oldest Regiment - known as "Gentleman of the Artillery Garden" - consisted of pikemen and musketeers."
    Pikemen and musketeers march across the field, then stand with pikes and muskets, preparing to fire. The musketeers fire their guns and we hear applause from spectators.

    Intertitle reads: "Grenadiers were introduced into "the Company" about A.D. 1686 - and quaint they must have looked - ".
    A line of Grenadiers wearing long pointy hats march across the field, led by a man in a long curly wig and a three-cornered hat.

    Intertitle reads: "Almost as curious in its way was the dress of A.D. 1880."
    A group of men dressed in the uniform of the soldiers of 1880 march across the field.

    Intertitle reads: "And then that first winter of the War."
    A group of men in ragged First World War uniforms and coats walks across the field to applause and cheers from the crowd. The band plays 'Keep The Home Fires Burning'.

    Intertitle reads: "Today."
    L/S of soldiers lying on the ground with rifles, firing from behind camouflage nets. A large troop of soldiers on horseback thunder over the field with swords drawn; teams of horses pull guns along.

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    Film ID:
    Media URN:
    British Pathé
    Issue Date:
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Black & White
    Time in/Out:
    01:28:59:00 / 01:32:49:00
    PT 017

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