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    ENGLAND: COMET'S TRIUMPHANT RETURN Hatfield: 54 pressmen take 90 minute flight in Comet over southern England. Hatfield, England Ground V Comet takes off towards camera. Ground V Comet takes off away from camera. Air V through window showing ground below and wing. GV PAN interior of comet cabin with press reporters seated. Air V coast below. SBV Cunningham and co-pilot at control. SCU Cunningham. SV Co-pilot STV Flight engineer. LV Comet landing towards camera. Air V through window shopping wing as plane comes into land. SV PAN Comet taxing towards camera. 181ft



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    FV Comet moves past camera. BV Going a way from camera. FULL CU Nose of Comet people going down gangway. CU Two men. LV People going aboard comet. LV into CU Comet taking off. BV Mans head in plane. BV Man with a camera out of window. BV of passengers in plane. BV CU of Cunningham head SV Pilots and controls. BV Ditto. SCU Pilot. SCU engineer. FV Passengers.



    ENGLAND: COMET'S TRIUMPHANT RETURN London Airport. Comet 111 completes 30,000 mile round-world proving flight. Heathrow, England SV pan Comet broadside on taxying to standstill V.I.P.'S approaching. STV People watching. CLOSER V Cunningham waving from top of gangway. SV Sir Miles Thomas welcoming John Cunningham and shaking hands with him. LV Crew and V.I.P.'s Comet in BG past statue of Alcock and Brown. GV Inside Missen huts of reporters with John Cunningham. SV John Cunningham talking with man GV Reporters taking notes. SV Cunningham speaks (Nat. sd.) SV Sir Miles Thomas comes forward to congratulate John Cunningham. Cunningham rises shakes hands Sir Miles Thomas speaks (Nat. sd.) SV Comet standing on London Airport tarmac 181ft



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    JOHN CUNNINGHAM The aircraft has behave quite extraordinarily well and apart from the delay in Montreal we had no delay whatsoever. Throughout the trip and the general liability and maintenance of this aircraft has been outstanding.



    SIR MILES THOMAS I most warmly congratulate you on this flight which justified B.O.A.C.'s faith in this Comet and I know that this has marked a great era in British Aviation.



    GOOD SCENES LV Comet on runway. LV Side V ditto people in FG SV Men standing looking. BV Cameraman on roof of car as Comet comes along. GV People behind barriers. SV Comet turning round. BV Cameramen with Comet. SCU Comet with people around. FULL CU Nose of comet. LV Tail end of Comet with people around. NEARER V Ditto with people coming out LV Comet. NEARER V Ditto. SV Tail end of Comet BV of Statue with Comet in BG. SV Comet moving past.



    Aviation; Personalities - Journalists; Great Britain




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    London Airport

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    Film ID:
    VLVA8M58A0RX3NH6LALYWZHTXAXYZ
    Media URN:
    VLVA8M58A0RX3NH6LALYWZHTXAXYZ
    Group:
    Reuters - Source to be Verified
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    28/12/1955
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    MXF
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:01:57:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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