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    Ilford, Greater London.

    Full titles read: "FIRST BRITISH GLIDING COMPETITION - Mr Fokker - and several other Pilots put up remarkable gliding times."

    L/S's of officials and competitors pushing gliders at top of hill. L/S of glider floating through the air after take off. L/S of man climbing into the cockpit of his glider (could be Fokker). L/S of glider being pulled up into the air by cords. L/S's the glide flying over the picturesque countryside (it looks a bit unstable !).

    Intertitle reads: "Capt. F. W. Merriam - had a lucky escape."

    M/S of Merriam climbing into his glider. A cord pulls the it up into the air, however, a gust of wind blows it sideways back to the ground. C/U's of people inspecting the damage.

    Intertitle read: "Mr. F. P. Raynham - making wonderful flight of nearly 2 hours."

    M/S of Mr Raynham being secured in putting flying helmet on and being secured in his glider. Various shots of the glider in flight. C/U of Raynham sitting in his glider, back on the ground.

    Amenmant September 2011: User has written in to say the first gliding competition was held at Itford Hill NOT Ilford.

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    British Pathé
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    Black & White
    Time in/Out:
    01:16:25:00 / 01:19:40:00
    G 921
    Sort Number:
    G 0921
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    Sport & Leisure Travel & Exploration
    Vintage gliders Aviation Highlights, 1920-1935
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