Flyingdales Early Warning AKA Flying Dales… 1966

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    Flyingdales, Yorkshire.

    On a remote moor, the R.A.F. house their Ballistic Missile Early Warning System - monitors listen to the sound of stars, track satellites and meteorites and most importantly watch out for hostile missile attacks.

    Point of view shot from the front of a car driving into a remote R.A.F. base. L/S of enormous concrete "weird radar domes". Point of view shot as the car drives through an automatically operated garage door, an officer comes out and stops the car, the driver, C.O., Group Captain Wright shows the officer his identity badge. Point of view of the car going down a tunnel - very James Bond!

    Low angled L/S of a giant radar scanner inside one of the domes. Various C/Us of the hexagonal panels that make up the protective dome. M/S of a man unlocking a heavy door for Captain W. C/U of the man's hand turning a wheel to open the lock, Captain W. enters the radar scanning housing, the door is locked behind him. Captain W. comes up a spiral staircase and talks to a man in civilian clothing. Low angle shot of Captain W. and the man up looking at the scanner before entering its base.

    M/S of two men inside the scanner control room. C/U of switches being flicked on the control panel. C/U of dials. C/U of Captain W. and an American officer, Colonel Hunt. Various shots of a man threading up a reel to reel tape in a computer. Various shots of a young woman typing. C/U of printout paper coming out of a computer.

    Aerial shot of one white and one camouflaged Vulcan fighter planes. Aerial shot of the bottom of the white Vulcan as it flies over the camera.

    Cuts exist - please see separate record.

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    British Pathé
    Issue Date:
    05/05/1966
    Sound:
    Sound
    Media URN:
    3956
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Film ID:
    361.06
    Stock:
    Colour
    Duration
    00:02:56:00
    Time in/Out:
    01:36:03:00 / 01:38:59:00
    Canister:
    CP 593
    Sort Number:
    CP 593
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  • References to "Flyingdales " and "Flying Dales" in title, text and tags should all read RAF Fylingdales.

    jamied 14th Jul 2012

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