Title ID 8995Collection ID561
Title[Games and Frolics at Army Camp; RAF Wedding]
Date[ca. 1930s]
CollectionLockwood Family
Genre/TypeAmateurIndependent AmateurFamily Home MovieNon-fictionActuality/Factual
ThemeWartime And Military Family Life
KeywordsArmed Forces Cars Games Men Rivers Urban Areas Uniforms Weddings Wedding Dresses Beachwear
Localunknown location
NationalEngland United Kingdom
ProductionKenneth Lockwood
CameraKenneth Lockwood
Format16mm Colour Silent
Duration4min 13sec
Copyright & AccessCopyright restrictions apply, contact Screen Archive South East for details


This film is divided into three sections - the first [not included in online clip] is of a group of Queens Royal (West) Surrey soldiers on a training camp messing about 'car sledding'; the second is of an RAF officer's wedding day showing the groom and guests in full RAF dress uniform and busby, and the third, is of a mixed group of adults in their late twenties early thirties, on holiday (?) at a lodge next to a river.


The first part of the film [not included due to significant damaged] shows soldiers (Queens Royal (West) Surrey Regiment) riding in an open topped military vehicle, dragging a man sat in a tin bath on a rope around the camp. The vehicle moves at speed as it passes the camera. This is followed by a shot of an officer in dress uniform (QRS) walking up a hill towards the camera on the same camp site. The officer trips up and laughs at the camera.

[Included in clip for online] The second part shows several officers in full RAF dress uniform and busby, attending the wedding of one of their comrades (also in full RAF dress uniform). The officers line the entrance outside the wedding venue, raising their swords as the newlyweds walk out towards their waiting vehicles. The guests and the group of RAF officers make their way to a second venue for the wedding reception (?) by car. They make rude hand gestures to the camera as they pass by, following the ceremony. In the next shot, the RAF officer's sit in a car, slowly driving forward. As they approach, they laugh and stab at the cameraman with their swords. One sword gets stuck inside the vehicle and the driver has to pull forward so the officer can withdraw his sword.

In the final part, a group of men and a young woman are on holiday (?) at a cabin next to a river. The men are trying to pump water out (?) into the river, whilst the woman laughs at them as she watches. The men are dressed in long shorts or swimwear. (Other footage in black and white of same group can be seen on TID_8975).