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    CU: Sign, Lyneham Air Station



    Sign, RAF C-130's 500,000 hours logged



    WS: C-130 flies over MCJ: Spectators observe



    MS: C-130 taxis in to ramp



    MS: Sir David Evans is greeted and congratulated by RAF brass



    WS: C-130s fly over in formation



    THE PLACE IS LYNEHAM ROYAL AIR FORCE BASE NEAR LONDON.



    THE OCCASION WAS A CELEBRATION. THE ROYAL AIR FORCE FLEET OF LOCKHEED C-130K HERCULES HA LOGGED A HALF MILLION HOURS OF IN FLIGHT SERVICE.



    THE HISTORIC MILESTONE WAS REACHED WHEN THIS HERCULES FLEW OVER LYNEHAM AIR BASE LAST MONTH. 500,000 HOURS IN FLIGHT FOR A HERCULES IN EQUIVALENT TO FLYING 150,000,000 MILES. THAT'S ABOUT THREE-HUNDRED AND FOUR TEEN ROUND TRIPS TO MOON.



    AT THE CONTROLS FOR THE CEREMONIAL FLYOVER WAS RAF COMMANDER-IN-CHIEF, AIR CHIEF MARSHAL SIR DAVID EVANS. THE HERCULES HE FLEW IS OF HISTORICAL SIGNIFICANCE ITSELF. IT WAS THE FIRST C-130K DELIVERED TO THE RAF IN 1966.



    SINCE THE LOCKHEED HERCULES HAVE BEEN IN THE RAF INVENTORY, THEY HAVE FLOWN A WIDE VARIETY OF MISSIONS RANGING FROM NATO SUPPORT TO FLYING RELIEF SUPPLIES AND RESCUE PERSONNEL TO EARTHQUAKE, FLOOD AND FAMINE VICTIMS THROUGHOUT THE WORLD.



    WITH A MOTTO OF "SUPPORT-SAVE SUPPLY", THE ROYAL AIR FORCE OPERATES THE LARGEST FLEET OF C-130 HERCULES OUTSIDE THE UNITED STATES. FORTY-THREE NATIONS OPERATE THE HERCULES WORLD-WIDE.




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    Film ID:
    VLVA3ZAMFJLF04ALJXXNXNVDZ15J4
    Media URN:
    VLVA3ZAMFJLF04ALJXXNXNVDZ15J4
    Group:
    Reuters - Source to be Verified
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    23/10/1978
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Colour
    Duration:
    00:01:31:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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