Flight Record 1937

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    Title reads: "Flight Record - Croydon - Capetown - Croydon".

    Aviators, Flying Officer Arthur Clouston and Mrs Betty Kirby-Green (aka Kirby Green) arrive in England after record breaking flight to South Africa and back.

    Croydon Aerodrome, Greater London.

    M/S of F/O Clouston's fiancee walking over tarmac carrying a small dog. Various shots of D H Comet aeroplane flying over airport. L/S of aeroplane landing. L/S people cheering from airport building. M/S of aeroplane on the tarmac. Various shots of people crowding around aeroplane to greet Clouston and Kirby Green. Various shots of two pilots leaning out of cockpit to shake hands with people, Clouston kisses his fiancee.

    South Africa.

    Narrator explains Pathe gave the pilots a newsreel camera to film their adventure.

    C/U of Mrs KG signing autographs. C/U of Mrs KG. Night shots of crowd cheering. C/U of Clouston. Various shots of pilots getting out of aeroplane at Johannesburg. We see the couple eating sandwiches in their cockpit.

    Note: Spacing from 01:24:04 - 01:24:15. Sound only from 01:25:04.

    (Note for British Pathé staff: Hi-Def)

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    Black & White
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    01:23:21:00 / 01:25:21:00
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  • The two people's full names are Arthur Clouston and Betty Kirby-Green.

    jamied 4th May 2012
  • Thanks!

    British Pathé 23rd May 2012

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