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    Unused / unissued material - dates unclear or unknown.

    Full title reads: "Croydon. Traffic Control from the Air! Police Authorities will use an auto gyro, hovering at 2,000 feet for the first time, here or anywhere on Derby Day."

    Croydon, Greater London.

    Two gentlemen from Scotland Yard, Police Headquarters (one called Mr Chamberlin) are seated in an auto gyro (an early form of winged Helicopter) on the airfield at Croydon. They are going to be monitoring traffic conditions on Derby Day and today are going up to test the radio communications work.

    Shot of police ground van which takes the radio message from the Autogyro. Tilt up the radio aerial.

    L/S of the auto gyro flying overhead.

    Men in police van talk to men in aircraft on radio. A message is handed to a police motorcycle team who ride off.

    N.B. Copy of gazette story 32/43 released on 30/5/1932

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    British Pathé
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    Available on request
    Film ID:
    Black & White
    Time in/Out:
    01:14:25:00 / 01:16:00:00
    UN 56 Z
    Sort Number:
    UN 0056 Z
  • Appears in...

    Religion & Politics
    Temporary Workspaces: 20.11.2011 23:12 Early Communication
  • Stills

    0:01 0:02 0:03 0:04

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