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Oak Apple Day


Series Name
British Movietone News


Issue No.
Date Released
2 Jun 1960
Stories in this Issue:
  1. 1Oak Apple Day
  2. 2Veteran Bikes
  3. 3New Bridge for Old
  4. 4The Derby


Story No. within this Issue
1 / 4
MOVIETONE CARD TITLE: Oak Apple Day. DESCRIPTION: Old-timers who followed the drum many a year ago, prepared to celebrate Oak Apple Day. Putting on sprigs of oak leaves, in honour of King Charles II, founder of the Royal Hospital, Chelsea. Why oak leaves? Any of the old boys could tell you: because their founder hid from his pursuers in an oak tree at Boscobel, after the battle of Worcester. General Sir Francis Festing, Chief of the Imperial General Staff, was the Reviewing Officer at this year’s parade, and he had a word with many of the In-Pensioners. It’s a big day for the Boys of the Old Brigade, and, after the parade, they get a double allowance of beer and plum puddings! SHOTLIST: CU Chelsea Pensioners. HAS drummer. CU oak leaves in basket - pan up to oak leaf being put in lapel. CU oak leaves in basket. MS pensioners and man. MS pensioners pick leaves from basket. LS pensioners. MS statue. LS General Sir Francis Festing inspecting pensioners. MS same. CU same. LS same. MS same. CU same. MS General Festing walks through ranks of pensioners. MS same (2). MS General Festing walks away from ranks of pensioners. MS General Festing talks to disabled pensioners. CU pensioner. CU General Festing. CU pensioner. MS General Festing walking with other officers. GV pensioners march past General Festing. LS same. MS same. LS same.
Commemorations; Organisations; War veterans; Buildings and structures; Ceremonies; Older people; Military
London; England
Card file number
Geoffrey Sumner
Michael Samuelson
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