• Short Summary

    H.I.M The Shah of Persia visits R.A.F. station

  • Description

    Unissued / unused material.

    The Shah of Persia (Shah of Iran) visits Biggin Hill RAF Station, Kent.

    Shah arrives at hangar for inspection. Shah inspecting aircraft by car. Shah inspects GCA Hunters taking off. Canberra takes off and two fly past. Arrival of royal party at hangar in which Guard of Honour wait. Under-secretary of Air, George Ward, greeting the Shah, CAS Sir William Dickson, Air Marshal Patch representing AP c-in-c, Boyle and others.

    Shah on saluting base. Shah inspects Guard of Honour. Shah arriving at another hangar to inspect aircraft. Shah inspecting and sitting in the following aircraft: Canberra - Shah leaving Canberra. Meteor night fighter - flying officer J. G. Lomas explains points to the Shah. Vampire T LL - Flying Officer F. Hartley explains points. Hunter F2 - American Major Tanner explains points. Walking shot of Shah. The Shah in control tower, watching takeoffs. Bad Light. One flying shot.

    Note: Thick fog makes flying shots less clear.
    Date on dope sheet is 22/02/1955.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    Media URN:
    Unissued / unused
    British Pathé
    Issue Date:
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Black & White
    Time in/Out:
    01:57:33:00 / 02:01:40:00
    UN 2719 B

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