KOSB FREEDOM OF ENTRY INTO THE BURGH

The Duchess of Gloucester arrives at Stair Park, Stranraer, to inspect the King's Own Scottish Borderers before the freedom ceremony. (clip)

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Places:

  • Wigtownshire

Subjects:

  • Military
  • War

Genres:

  • Amateur

Decade:

  • 1950s

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Title: KOSB FREEDOM OF ENTRY INTO THE BURGH

Reference number: 0534

Date: 1953

Director: filmed by RAF West Freugh

Sound: mute

Original format: 35mm

Colour: bw

Fiction: non-fiction

Running time: 10 mins

Description: HRH the Duchess of Gloucester and men of the King's Own Scottish Borderers visit Stranraer to receive the Freedom of Entry into the Burgh.

Credits: This film was produced by the RAF West Freugh by kind permission of the Officer Commanding S/LDR A C Hollingsworth

Shotlist: Credits (0.21); HRH Duchess of Gloucester and KOSB visit Stranraer to receive the Freedom of Entry into the Burgh. Shots of parade entering gates of Stair Park. Shots of the parade ground, the regiment mustered. General views of the crowds (0.53); Civic officials arrive. Cars are driven through the gates. The Duchess of Gloucester is greeted by the Provost. She inspects the troops and chats to veterans; photographers are visible on sidelines (4.09); Speeches from the platform intercut with KOSB [brief blank] (5.07); The Duchess lays a wreath at the memorial in the town centre. The guests enter a public building (6.46); March past. General shots of the crowds and street. Shot of the memorial9.22); Plane on tarmac, possibly Avro Ansom. Cars arrive. The plane taxis along the runway and takes off; ecs (10.24)