PRESENTATION OF THE KING'S COLOUR TO THE ROYAL AIR FORCE IN THE UK, HYDE PARK 1951 [Main Title]
Presentation Of King's Colour to the Royal Air Force in the UK – Hyde Park 1951 – Queen Mary, Queen Elizabeth and Princess Elizabeth in attendance.
Reel one: RAF personnel (Escort Squadron) marching led by Band Of The RAF. Ranks of RAF personnel stood at ease in background. Spectators sat around parade ground on grassed area of Hyde Park. Royal party Queen Mary, Queen and Princess Elizabeth arrive at Distinguished Visitors Dais. Royal salute followed by flypast of 48 Vampire and Meteor aircraft. Princess Elizabeth commences inspection of assembled personnel from Land Rover. Driven along ranks of assembled Commands. Return to dais. Blessing of colour. Colour presented to RAF by Princess Elizabeth who then gives speech. Camera panning along ranks of RAF personnel and spectators on perimeter of parade ground.
Reel two: View over VIP area. Senior RAF Officer requesting permission to continue with parade? Colour rejoins escort. Slow march by colour escort past dais followed by quick march past dais.
Reel three: Long view over parade from side of VIP area. Three cheers for King. Various viewpoints of RAF personnel as they march off past the Royal Dais.