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  • Short Summary

    Duke looks at an Avro 748 and RAF mount an air display with helicopters.

  • Description

    Unissued / unused material - dates and locations may be unclear / unknown.

    Odiham, Salisbury Plain, Hampshire.

    Various shots, the Duke of Gloucester tours the RAF / Royal Air Force airfield at Odiham by car, he drives along line of airport. The Royal Party pass a small Hunter fighter jet. MS The Duke climbs aboard an Avro 748 of the Transport Command. CU Sign 'Avro 748'. LS Avro 748 on tarmac belonging to Skyways of London. (2 shots). MS High ranking officers of the R.A.F chat together on the tarmac. MS The Duke gets out of aircraft and gets into his car. LS A row of aircraft on tarmac.

    Various LS in heavy rain, an air display for the Duke, Westland 'Whirlwind' helicopters fly low over airport and drop men and supplies. LS 'Belvedere' twin rotor helicopter carrying 106 mm anti-tank gun. LS Single Pioneer aircraft of 230 squadron makes low-level drop of Derby Sacks. LS Single Pioneer makes short landing and casualty evacuation by stretcher. Twin Pioneer aircraft flying low over airfield drops SEAC packs by parachute. MS Whirlwind helicopters of 225 squadron make troop reinforcement. LS Belvedere hovers above field carrying then landing a MEXE bridge. LS Army Transport starts crossing portable bridge. LS Avro 748 dropping a load of parachute packages.

    Note: Date on original record: 26/10/1962.

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    Film ID:
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    Unissued unused
    British Pathé
    Issue Date:
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    Available on request
    Black & White
    Time in/Out:
    01:32:29:00 / 01:36:12:00
    UN 3675 B

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