Collection Lockwood Family
This collection features a mix of domestic and military life as recorded by Kenneth Lockwood and family in the 1930s and 1940s. The collection includes films of Kenneth Lockwood's squadron, the Queen's Royal (West) Surrey regiment,undergoing military exercises and off-duty in the run up to the Second World War, many filmed using Dufaycolor, an early colour film stock.
|Collection ID||561||Reference code||WS 981210 / 2|
|Dates||1930 - 1940s|
|Production||Captain Kenneth Lockwood|
|Materials||FILM 16mm EPHEMERA|
|Access status||Contact Screen Archive South East for details|
In this collection, scenes from both the family life and military working life of Kenneth Lockwood are shown between the 1930s and early 1940s. The film-maker focuses on his time spent with family in Felpham and with his squadron from the Queen's Royal (West) Surrey regiment, undergoing military exercises as well as entertaining themselves whilst off-duty. Mr Lockwood's films also feature friends and colleagues of the RAF 43 (Fighter) Squadron, the 'Fighting Cocks', undertaking aerial displays and off-duty following training.
Captain Lockwood served with the 6th Battalion, Queen's Royal (West) Surrey Regiment prior to and during the Second World War, but was captured and held at Laufen Castle in Bavaria and later at Oflag IVC in Eastern Germany (known as Colditz) during the conflict. Despite many attempts, he was unable to escape until he was liberated by United States forces in 1945.
During his later years, Captain Lockwood was the Secretary for the Colditz Association for 50 years until 2006 when he retired, receiving an MBE in 1990 for his work.
Films in this collection:
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[Playing Games in the Garden]
This edited film shows a group of men playing a dice game (possibly Poker Dice or Yahtzee ?) whilst sitting on the patio of the Lockwood's house in Felpham, Sussex. The men also play a game of bowls and smoke in the garden.
[Royal Naval Review; Empire Air Day]
This black and white and Dufaycolor edited film shows the Royal Naval Review July 16th 1935 in Spithead near Portsmouth to mark the Silver Jubilee anniversary of HM The King, George V. The second film shows an R.A.F event (possibly Empire Air Day, or another event in 1936 or 1937 ?).
[Eunices House; Garden Scenes; Playing with Dog]
|Date||20 September 1935||ID||8980|
This black and white film shows the Lockwood family visiting another family group at a large house (unknown location). They play in the garden with two family dogs.
[Empire Air Day]
This edited film features the May 1936 RAF Tangmere Empire Air Display. Several Hawker Fury Mk I planes are seen taking off and landing, followed by an Avro autogiro flying over the airfield.
[Tangmere Air Display]
|Date||25 May 1937||ID||8965|
This edited film provides highlights of the 1937 Empire Air Display on May 25 at Tangmere Air field in which several RAF squadrons took part - 1, 43, 72, 87.
[Plane Flying; Reunion]
|Date||28 May 1938||ID||8976|
This film shows several officers meeting each other on a RAF base (Tangmere?) dressed in flight suits and uniforms. The officers are then seen messing about on an airfield and climbing on the wing of a Gloster Gladiator. The officers may be from RAF 1 and/or 43 Squadron based at Tangmere Airfield (?). The film is very dark in parts.
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