PRESENTATION OF NEW COLOURS TO GORDON HIGHLANDERS

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Places:

  • Aberdeenshire

Subjects:

  • Ceremonies
  • Military
  • Royalty

People/organisations:

  • Group 5 / Clansman Films

Decade:

  • 1960s

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Title: PRESENTATION OF NEW COLOURS TO GORDON HIGHLANDERS

Reference number: 0235

Date: 1961c

Production company: [ Clansman Films]

Sound: sound

Original format: 16mm

Colour: col

Fiction: non-fiction

Running time: 17.21 mins

Description: Queen presents new colours to Gordon Highlanders, at Balmoral Castle.

Shotlist: credits (.10) general view of Castle and ground, crowds arriving, preparations and mustering. March on to lawn and Colour Parties position themselves. The Battalion march into position (4.30) the Prince and Princess of Hanover come out from the castle followed by the Queen, accompanied by Field-Marshal the Duke of Gloucester and Brigadier the Earl of Caithness. Queen inspects parade (6.35) the band play the traditional tune for mustering parade. RSM takes the old colours and hands them to colour ensigns - they parade the colours before the battalion and march off (10.35) New colour party come forward, colours consecrated and ceremonially presented by the Queen with an address. Colour officer replies (13.21) new colours paraded in front of ranks and parde marches off after National Anthem (17.21)