Empire Day Display at Duxford

c. 1937 , Duxford (Cambridgeshire)

Home movie footage showing highlights of the aerial display at RAF Duxford to mark Empire Day, a day to celebrate being part of the British Empire.

A pilot climbs into the cockpit of the Gloster Gauntlet Mark II fighter aircraft and the plane lines up alongside three other planes, which set off in unison in a line. A group of boys eagerly watch. The planes continue with an aerial display; a stream of thick smoke streaming from one aircraft to create a pattern in the sky, appearing to spell the word ‘empire’.

Featured Events

Aerial display at RAF Duxford to mark Empire Day, 24th May 1937.

Keywords

British Empire; Days out; National holiday

Background Information

Empire Day was a day of national celebration for Britain and her colonies. The first 'Empire Day' took place on 24th May 1902, the Queen’s birthday. In 1958 Empire Day was renamed Commonwealth Day.

Manifestations

Empire Day Display at Duxford

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    0:02:13
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    08/10/2015
    Parts
    Reference
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    Unknown
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    Duration
    0:01:25
    Modification Date
    04/03/2015
    Parts
    Reference
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    Unknown
    Carrier Type
    master digital
    Dimension
    Duration
    0:01:25
    Modification Date
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  • Activities
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    INV287350
    Canonical Identifier
    2011/19
    Canonical Title
    Unknown
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    Colour System
    Kodachrome
    Colour Type
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    Dimension
    Duration
    0:08:58
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    Y
    Has Sound
    N
    Identification Notes
    Neg / Pos Type (data migration 25/06/2021): Camera Original (Reversal)
    Identifier
    Image Polarity
    pos
    Modification Date
    09/02/2011
    Parts
    Reference
    701927
    Sound
    silent

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