Us And British At Whitton Park Airbase 1950

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    RAF (Royal Air Force) Station, Whitton. Huntingdon, Cambridgeshire.

    CU RAF man on Morse code. MS's men looking at radio. CU American and English men. MS camera pans with English and American officers walking into Mess, they sit down at table. CU American pouring tea for Englishman sitting next to him. MS group of American airmen being instructed by British officer in front of a map.

    CU American saluting. MS RAF and American flags flying side by side. LS jeeps approaching airfield, police check papers. MS opening barrier, jeep passes through, police stop truck, they check papers, wave lorry on and shut barrier. Various shots English and American meteorological experts releasing balloon which disappears. CU's man with sextant, another man writes down readings.

    MS American and RAF men working together. MS American and British personnel at board. American and RAF Military Police hoisting flags. CU British hoisting RAF flag, pan across to Americans hoisting Stars and Stripes. MS men saluting, pan up to flags flying together. Various shots men at work inside control tower. Various shots Americans and British controlling aircraft movements.

    CU American with stopwatch, pan to RAF man with 'phone. MS pan down to charts. LS NAAFI, Americans and British intermixing. MS group around table, Americans and British smoking and drinking tea. CU's bingo game on table, pan up to faces of players. MS 2 men and a woman around table.

    Cuts for Summing Up Number 18.

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    British Pathé
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    01:15:13:00 / 01:20:11:00
    UN 2345 C
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    UN 2345 C
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  • Great film, but should be titled "Wyton" not "whitton".

    Jamers 22nd Feb 2013

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