VISNEWS cameraman BOB TURNER returned to R.A.F. Station Wattisham Dec 10 to thank and be?
GV. SOF..ZOOM INTO Bob Turner talks to "Black Arrows" SOF STARTS.."This is the award Peter", Bob hands award to rest of crew....
CU SOF..Squadron Leader Latham....."Well Bob, we are.." SOF ENDS "...well thank you very much."
TURNER; "This is the award Peter."
LATHAM; "Well Bob, we're absolutely delighted that you have won the Encyclopedia Britannica award for that television feature film of treble one Squadron. It was absolutely first class."
TURNER; "Well thank you Peter, and the rest of your team for making it possible.
LATHAM; "Not at all, it was a delight having you flying with us, and the nice thing is that now we have given up aerobatics, we have a first class permanent record of it."
TURNER; "Thank you very much indeed."
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Background: VISNEWS cameraman BOB TURNER returned to R.A.F. Station Wattisham Dec 10 to thank and be congratulated by members of the would famous "Black Arrow" aerobatic team. Bob's film of their breathtaking display won for him first prize in the Feature section of the Encyclopaedia Britannica Awards for British Television Newsfilm.
The last time Bob visited Wattisham - Mar 26 this year - the sun was shining, but now as he stood before one of the team's 'Hunter' aircraft to receive congratulations from Squadron Leader Peter Latham and other members of the team, it was raining heavily. This, however, did not subdue the occasion.
On his earlier visit, Bob followed the Squadron through every intricate, high speed manoeuvre, filming them from a reserve "Black Arrow". Then it was the Squadron's turn to be honoured. The Duke of Edinburgh presented them the Britannia Challenge Trophy for 1959 -awarded by the Royal Aero Club for the year's most outstanding achievement in aviation. This was the first time the award had gone to an R.A.F. Squadron.
The "Black Arrows" - No. 111 Squadron - are an operational Squadron and have now been replaced by No.92 Squadron as the Royal Air Force's premier aerobatic team.