London’s Screen Archives enables Londoners see their past come alive on film. Managed by Film London, we are a unique network of historic film collections that cares for, collects and screens heritage film across the city. Together we preserve London’s rich film heritage from feature films to home movies, public information films, newsreels, and records of the capital’s many different industries.
This film is part of Free
Chief of the Air
The RAF’s founding father, Hugh Trenchard, then marshal of the Royal Air Force is shown unveiling a church foundation stone.
From the collection of:
Sir Hugh Trenchard, who played a central role in the development of the Royal Air Force during and after the First World War, is seen here towards the end of his era as Chief Of The Air Staff wielding a trowelas he lays the foundation stone for St Alphage church in Hendon, close to the RAF headquarters.