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  • Short Summary

    Planes from British Air Ferries arrive at and take off from Southend on Sea.

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    Unissued / Unused material -

    Southend on Sea, Essex.

    VS of check in desk at airport for British Air Ferries. Passengers book in for a flight to Ostend. VS of shops around the airport and of the Information desk. Shots of airport cafe. VS of passports being checked by customs. VS of control tower and air traffic control workers. Shots of planes taking off taken from control tower. Many of the planes belong to BAF. Others include British Midland. Ext. of Southend Airport. Cargo is unloaded from plane. A Ford Capri car is loaded into a plane. VS of plane's crew boarding and of air stewardesses waiting at the top of the steps. Passengers walk out from the airport building to the plane. VS of plane, called 'Fat Gilbert' taxiing.

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    Film ID:
    Media URN:
    Unissued unused
    British Pathé
    Issue Date:
    1970 - 1979
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Time in/Out:
    01:24:10:00 / 01:33:45:00
    UN 4626 D

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  1. Unknown user says

    "VS of plane, called 'Fat Gilbert' taxiing" - the aircraft is an Aviation Traders ATL-98 Carvair, Reg. No. G-AXAI.

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  2. Unknown user says

    Two kites here - AI is actually Fat Albert, The Carvair being loaded intially was Big John, FW

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  3. Brianwd says

    Just found this good to see Bob Neeves (the Duty Officer) again after all this time

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  4. ANTOINE says

    NB: For arrival footage at Ostend of the same passengers from ATL 98 Carvair (G-AOFW, aka "Big John"), see the mislabelled "Tracking Shots On Mountain Road" (ID 3358.12) from 04:07 onwards. The same blue Capri is seen being unloaded. One of the air hostesses is also identifiable in the other film.

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  5. Neavesie says

    Bob Neaves in this clip was my late father. Remember him telling us years later about this film and many other incidents!

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