• Short Summary

    RAF newsreel issue - various RAF related and home news stories.

  • Description

    Unused / unissued material.

    Title reads: "Astra Gazette - number thirteen" - Royal Air Force newsreel issue.

    Intertitle reads: "London - Atlantic Air Liner Serviced". TWA passenger aircraft arrives at London airport en route to Hamburg. British ground crew refuels the plane, does maintenance work and cleans the cabins.

    Intertitle reads: "True to Life Model Seagull". 78 year old William Howard makes model seagull, he makes it fly in his garden.

    Intertitle reads: "Germany - RAF Gliding Competition". RAF airmen fly gliders over hills. Air Commodore Freeston presents prizes to the pilots that flew the highest and for the longest length of time.

    Intertitle reads: "West Indies Rhythm Comes to Town". Various shots Catherine Dunham dance company perform Creole ballet in London.

    Intertitle reads: "Uxbridge - Athletic Championships". RAF athletics competition. Air Marshal Hugh Warmsley watches. We see women's and men's 100 yard sprint, high jump, 3 mile race, hurdles and relay race. Lady Warmsley presents prizes.

    Intertitle reads: "Canine Hurdlers show their paces". Various shots dog races in Kent - all dogs are small Jack Russell-types.

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    Film ID:
    Media URN:
    Unissued unused
    British Pathé
    Issue Date:
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Black & White
    Time in/Out:
    01:04:49:00 / 01:15:10:00
    UN 2531 A

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