Paratroopers parachuting from Whitley bombers in training exercise.
AIR-DIVISIONS READY TO FIGHT Youngest arm of British Army, now fully trained, demonstrates battle tactics such as have been employed in Tunisia.
GV line of Whitley bombers lined up receding into distance. SBV six paratroops into Whitley bomber in full paratroop kit. Long side view pan three Whitley bombers taking off showing RAF markings (roundel). LV towards Whitley bomber takes off past camera. LAV underneath shot three Whitley bombers in air. AV paratroops jump from three Whitley bombers and pan to troops landing. CU parachute landing on ground. LV troops running to ammunition container. SCU paratroops taking ammunition from container. GV paratroops crawling forward on ground towards enemy. Semi side view pan up showing four paratroops in wood with black faces. SCUBV paratroop firing Sten gun pan to CUBV paratroop firing rifle. SBV soldier lying on ground firing machine gun. CUBV two soldiers firing machine gun. GV planes and gliders lined up SV pan paratroops marching past glider. SV paratroops getting into glider showing RAF marketings. LBV paratroops getting into glider showing RAF marketings. LV paratroops getting into another glider. Semi side view paratroops getting into another glider. SBV plane towing glider showing RAF marking - starting off. Semi side view pan glider with RAF markings in tow - off. CU Whitley engines turning. LV Whitley showing RAF markings pan to glider being towed off. Semi side view pan glider with RAF markings being towed off. General side view Whitley and glider take off into air. General side view Whitley and glider take off into air. General side view Whitley and glider take off into air. Big GV planes and gliders in air. GV gliders being cast off from planes. LV gliders preparing to land on field. SV glider with flaps down - pan landing. LV another glider landing. CUBV troops rushing out of plane. LBV troops running onto field. Big GV paratroops running across field. SBV two paratroops fire mortar. SCUBV two paratroops fire mortar. SV paratroops Padre looking on with blackened face. SBV four paratroops firing mortar. GV pan mortar shells bursting along countryside. CU side view paratroops rush forward. LBV paratroops rushing forward. GV paratroops rushing forward across field, BV four lying on ground in f-d.
GOOD SCENES: SBV pan paratroops lined up two deep in full kit. Semi side view line up, one in foreground showing paratroop insignia and Corporal's stripes on arm. CU Sgt. adjusting paratroops's chin-strap. LV troops swinging and fall to ground. GV paratroop jumping from parachute tower. CU paratroops falling and landing. Semi side view paratroops turning round and looking skywards. GV paratroop jumping out of balloon. GV paratroop jumping out of balloon. CU side view two paratroops looking skywards. GV parachute lands on ground. AV from balloon parachute going down. GV parachute landing.
Airforce - Active; World War II; Second World War;
Background: Paratroopers parachuting from Whitley bombers in training exercise.