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    Stanmore Park, Middlesex, England: GTV Operations control room table.



    GTV Pan Control room. (Sound)



    GOOD SCENES.



    Elev V Major General Willard Wadsworth Irvine, (Comm: General of U.S. A.A. Brigade) & Lieut. Gen: Sir Charles F. Loewen, K.B.E., C.B., D.S.O., (General Officer C-IN-C British A.A. Command) & another. CU Number on Ops. control room table indicating position of attacking aircraft. (Sound)



    Shepherd's Grove, Suffolk, England: GV Jeep drives up to 2 Sabre Jets at Shepherd's Grove, Suffolk, pilot runs towards plane. SV Mechanic pulls down step as Pilot jumps into cockpit. CU Pilot with oxygen mask, closing cockpit hood, mechanic in picture. GV Pan 2 Sabre Jets off. SV Pan 2 more Sabre Jets ditto.



    St. Albans, Herts, England: Angle V 2 types, Royal Observer Corps. one with binoculars, lowers same & points. CU R.O.C. Man sighting onto plane. CU Hand adjusting machine, checking height of approaching aircraft? Angle V R.O.C. Man with headphones, talks into mike.



    ENGLAND: EXERCISE PINNACLE GIVES AIR DEFENCE BIGGEST TEST YET. R.A.F. stage super 'Battle of Britain' in most ambitious exercise undertaken in peace-time. Over Huntingdon, England Air V Lancaster bomber. GV 3 Meteor's Mark VIII break formation. Air V Meteor dives towards & under camera. Air V Meteor attacking Lancaster bomber, then another Meteor flies past Lancaster bomber. Air V 4 Meteor's Mark VIII falling away. LV 8 Sabre Jets towards in formation, first flight peel off.



    ENGLAND: EXERCISE PINNACLE GIVES AIR DEFENCE BIGGEST TEST YET. R.A.F. stage super 'Battle of Britain' in most ambitious exercise undertaken in peace-time. Church Fenton, Yorks, England GV Pan Meteors, Mark VIII, being prepared at Church Fenton, Yorks. CU Ammunition lifted up to plane. CU Man lifting ammunition onto plane. CU Lowering ammunition inside Pan down to Gun mechanism.



    GV 3 Meteors, Mark VIII take off. (Sound) SV Pan 2 more Meteors' Mark VIII take off. (Sound)



    ENGLAND: EXERCISE PINNACLE GIVES AIR DEFENCE BIGGEST TEST YET. R.A.F. stage super 'Battle of Britain' in most ambitious exercise undertaken in peace-time. CUNINGSBY, LINCS, ENGLAND Travel Shot Bomb train Pan to Washington bomber, Travel Shot Bomb train towards Washington. CU Throwing bombs into bay. SV Pan Skipper, dressed for flight, briefing crew also ready for flight. CU 3 types in front of plane. LV Of Washington bomber as engines start. (Sound) Angle V Cockpit as skipper gives thumb up sign. Close Travel Shot Washington bomber towards. (Sound) GV Pan Washington bomber taxi-ing for take-off. (Sound) CU Pan Ditto. (Sound) BV Washington bomber airborne. (Sound)



    NAT SD. OF AIRPLANES TAKING OFF.



    Airforce - Active; Great Britain




    Initials


    GOOD SCENES
    PATHE.

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    Film ID:
    VLVA8ZDPNR618RX3AQ9FCEK5DJCH
    Media URN:
    VLVA8ZDPNR618RX3AQ9FCEK5DJCH
    Group:
    Reuters - Including Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    04/10/1951
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    MXF
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:02:34:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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