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  • 1910s

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Reference number: 3616

Date: 1918, May

Production company: Green's Film Service

Sound: silent

Original format: 35mm

Colour: bw

Fiction: non-fiction

Running time: 0.30 mins

Description: Brief shots of the Lowland Regiment the Cameronians leaving Glasgow Cathedral in 1918 after a ceremony where they deposited their flag in the Cathedral to commemorate the heroic services of the regiment in France. [Incomplete].

From local press coverage of the event, 6/5/1918. Old colours of the Cameronians (Scottish Rifles) already in Cathedral. Cameronians amongst first seven divisions to go to France in 1914, commemorated at a gathering in Albert Hall in Dec. 1917. The banner wrought for that occasion and at request of Major General P R Robertson, was moved to Glasgow Cathedral. Presented at service by Lieut-Col C B Vandeleur to Bailie Kennedy for the Corporation of Glasgow, Mr MacGibbon for the Kirk Session and a representative of the Board of Works.

Credits: ["Green's Film Service Glasgow and London" written on the opening credit]

Shotlist: Opening credit (0.06) [4 May 1918] An interesting Ceremony took place at Cathedral Square when the Flag of the Cameronians was deposited in the Cathedral (0.12) panning shot of a group of young Cameronians preparing to get into line to march off on a very wet day (0.22) single shot of a group of young Cameronians marching past the camera with [young] Sergeant following from the rear, with Glasgow Cathedral in the background followed briefly by an elderly officer? putting on his jacket as well as an elderly Cameronians officer walking past the camera (0.32) brief shot of the soldiers marching backwards to get in line. [incomplete, ends abruptly] (0.34)