Suffolk Territorials

1937 , Ipswich (Suffolk)

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A recruitment film for the Suffolk Territorials, featuring scenes of military parades and training exercises.

Colonel R. Coburn making an appeal to the camera for volunteers to come forward for service in the Suffolk Territorials. He appeals to men's sense of responsibility for the Empire. The next sequence shows a Drumhead Service in Christchurch Park, Ipswich, in which 350 volunteers take part. There are scenes of the crowds and of the soldiers in repose. The drums are blessed by a member of the clergy. The Deputy Lord Lieutenant of Suffolk, Colonel Frank Garrett CBE, presents medals to soldiers for long service and efficiency. He takes the salute of the troops as they march past. This is followed by a demonstrations of using a Vickers machine gun and searchlight training. The Territorials are also seen handling heavy calibre weapons, although this appears to have been shot in a store room or gymnasium, not on location. Finally, there is another appeal from Colonel Coburn for all fit men to come forward and join the ranks of the Territorials.

Featured Events

Drumhead Service, Christchurch Park Ipswich. Empire Day, c. 1937.

Keywords

Army recruitment; Drumhead services; military parades

Intertitles

Drumhead Service, Christchurch Park, Ipswich. Coast Defence Gun Drill.

Background Information

Colonel Frank Garrett was himself a former Chairman of the Suffolk Territorial Army Association. He served during World War I as Commanding Officer of the 4th Suffolk Regiment between 1914 - 1915. He was Chairman of Leiston U.D.C. between 1904 and 1931.

Manifestations

Suffolk Territorials

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    Reference
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    Modification Date
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    Parts
    Reference
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    negative
    Modification Date
    25/06/2021
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    Unknown
    Duration
    0:05:30
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    Modification Date
    25/06/2021
    Parts
    Reference
    563209
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    INV421183
    Canonical Identifier
    B-28
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    Unknown
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    Reference
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    sound
    Sound System
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