• Short Summary

    Visnews filmed, May 15, the nostalgic scene as the prototype Mosquito twin-engined fighter-bomber -'forebearer' of 80,000 others - was laid up near its 'birthplace' at Salisbury Hall, London Colney, UK.

  • Description

    1.
    SV Lord Tedder arrives
    0.04

    2.
    SV Lord Tedder and Air Marshal Bennet
    0.08

    3.
    CU John Cunningham
    0.12

    4.
    LV Air Marshal Sir Geofrey Tuttle makes speech
    0.16

    5.
    CU Ditto
    0.19

    6.
    GV Spectators
    0.22

    7.
    LV Sir Geofrey Tuttle cuts ribbon hangar, Doors open
    0.29

    8.
    SV Mosquito in hangar
    0.34

    9.
    CU Notice "Prototype Mosquito"
    0.39

    10.
    SV Pan.. Lord Tedder and Air Marshal Tuttle examine Mosquito
    0.47

    11.
    GV Inside hangar
    0.51

    12.
    SV Ext.. John Cunningham talks to Air Marshal Tuttle
    0.55

    13.
    LV Mosquito flies over
    1.0

    14.
    LV Ditto
    1.03



    Initials S-D/WS/RL



    Script is copyright Reuters Limited. All rights reserved

    Background: Visnews filmed, May 15, the nostalgic scene as the prototype Mosquito twin-engined fighter-bomber -'forebearer' of 80,000 others - was laid up near its 'birthplace' at Salisbury Hall, London Colney, UK.

    A star-spangled party watched the ceremony. Group Capt. 'Cats'-eyes' Cunningham, famous wartime Mosquito night fighter pilot. Air Marshals Tuttle and Bennet Tedder, Mosquito designer R.E. Bishop, Ivor Broom (double DSO, double DFC) war's greatest Mosquito ace - they were all there.

    Overhead the three remaining Mosquitoes on active service dipped their wings in salute to their 'ancestor'.

    The plane will be exhibited to the public for a charge of 2s.6d. The proceeds, after up-keep expenses. will be devoted to RAF Benevolent Fund for the special benefit of widows and orphans of former Mosquito pilots.

    After nineteen faithful years' service W 4050 retires but will not be idle.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    VLVA3BXZ3MAAQVHZXOE6A17XNRL8K
    Media URN:
    VLVA3BXZ3MAAQVHZXOE6A17XNRL8K
    Group:
    Reuters - Source to be Verified
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    19/05/1959
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:01:06:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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