• Short Summary

    ON THE LAST DAY OF THE WEEK-LONG TRANSATLANTIC AIR RACE BETWEEN LONDON'S POST OFFICE TOWER AND NEW YORK'S EMPIRE STATE BUILDING, THE ROYAL NAVY TODAY (SUNDAY) BROKE YET ANOTHER RECORD WITH THEIR PHANTOM JET, TAKING ONLY 4 HOURS AND 46 MINUTES OF ACTUAL FLYING TIME AND A TOTAL RUN TIME OF 5 HOURS 11 MINUTES.

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    ON THE LAST DAY OF THE WEEK-LONG TRANSATLANTIC AIR RACE BETWEEN LONDON'S POST OFFICE TOWER AND NEW YORK'S EMPIRE STATE BUILDING, THE ROYAL NAVY TODAY (SUNDAY) BROKE YET ANOTHER RECORD WITH THEIR PHANTOM JET, TAKING ONLY 4 HOURS AND 46 MINUTES OF ACTUAL FLYING TIME AND A TOTAL RUN TIME OF 5 HOURS 11 MINUTES. THIS PUTS THEM IN THE LEAD FOR THE GBP6,000 PRIZE BEST OVERALL TIME. ANOTHER OF TODAY'S ARRIVALS - AND ALSO IN THE RUNNING FOR ONE OF THE OTHER PRIZES - WAS PRINCE MICHAEL OF KENT, A COUSIN OF QUEEN ELIZABETH II, WHO WAS MET AT THE GPO TOWER BY HIS BROTHER, THE DUKE OF KENT AND HIS FAMILY.

    PILOT OF THE WINNING AMERICAN-BUILT PHANTOM WAS LIEUT. - COMMANDER BRIAN DAVIES, AND IT WAS HIS NAVIGATOR, LIEUT. COMMANDER PETER GODDARD WHO SPRINTED FROM THE AIRCRAFT TO THE WAITING HELICOPTER FOR THE FINAL RUN TO THE GPO TOWER. AFTER CLOCKING - IN HIS WINNING TIME, COMMANDER GODDARD SPOKE TO PRESS AND WELL-WISHERS.

    THE DUKE AND DUCHESS OF KENT, ACCOMPANIED BY THEIR TWO SMALL CHILDREN, WERE EARLY VISITORS TO THE GPO TOWER TO AWAIT THE ARRIVAL OF THE DUKE'S BROTHER, PRINCE MICHAEL OF KENT. THE PRINCE, COMPETING FOR THE 11TH HUSSARS, MADE HIS TRIP ACROSS THE ATLANTIC IN A ROYAL AIR FORCE VC 10 TRANSPORT. PRINCE MICHAEL ARRIVED OUT OF BREATH AND WITH TORN ???

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    Film ID:
    VLVA37QL803DLIREJXYQGNMSZ8U5K
    Media URN:
    VLVA37QL803DLIREJXYQGNMSZ8U5K
    Group:
    Reuters - Source to be Verified
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    11/05/1969
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Colour
    Duration:
    00:02:06:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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