Six short films. Film Premier, RAF technical training, RAF riding school, RAF football, The weather ship and women's swim wear.
ASTRA GAZETTE NO 12. Containing 6 Stories:
"ANGELS ONE FIVE" PREMIERE
RAF Technical Training for Engineers
RAF Riding School (Equitation Association School)
At Sea with Weather ship (no documentation)
Looking Forward to Summer (no documentation)
RAF Challenge Cup Final - St Mawgan defeat Kinloss 4-1
Leicester Square, London, England
"ANGELS ONE FIVE" PREMIERE
MS Exterior of Empire Theatre. Ms Three RAF flags. MS Line of RAF Police (2 shots). MS Plaques with squadron badges of No 11 Group. GB Crowd outside cinema. MS Policeman keeping crowd back outside cinema. MS People going into theatre. CU RAF Officer and Sgt. wearing medals in foyer. CU Tracking shot of people walking between RAFP's. CU Tracking along line of RAFP's. TS Entrance of Air Vice Marshall Strafford and wife. MS Robert Clerke and wife (2 shots). GV Air Commodore Prawl and wife. MS Sir Harold and Lady Howitt. GV People . MS Group Captain Douglas Bader. GV People. MS Sir James Barnes, Under Secretary of State for Air. Ms Sir John Whitworth Jones, Commander Tech. Training. MS Air Commodore Gilmore and Mrs Controller staff college. MS Mr and Mrs De-Rougement. MS Sir Alec Stevens c-in-c Coastal command. Ms Sir T Warne-Browne. c-in-c Maintenance. MS Air Chief Marshal The Hon. Sir Ralph Cochrane and Lady Cochrane. MS Air Marshal Henderson. CU Film actress, Margarita Scott. MS Colonel Profumo MP with Dame Felicity Hanbury. BV Attlee in crown. Ms Arrivals. MS Air Marshal Sir Basil Embry, c-in-c Fighter Commander and Group Captain Dore, panning to Air Vice Marshall Jones. MS Sir Phillip and Lady Joubert. MS The Mayor of Westminster. GV Field Marshal, Viscount Harold Alexander, Conservative defence minister and Viscountess Alexanda mounting stairs. GV Foyer. CU Michael Dennison, British film star and Dulcie Gray and Veronica Hurst. CU British Film Actress, Veronica Hurst. CU Star of Film Jack Hawkins. Track in to CU.
RAF TECHNICAL TRAINING FOR ENGINEERS
GV. Workshop men at work at benches. CU. Worker at lathe. CU. Worker bending over lathe. CU. Another angle, worker bending over lathe. CU. Lathe turning. BCU. Lathe cutting teeth. BCU. Lathe cutting screw thread. CU. Hands setting micrometer. MS. Group of men round instructor. CU. Setting up jig. BCU. Cutter in action. TS. Instructor welding group watching him. MS. Another angle, instructor welding group watching him. CU. Type watching. CU. Camera tracks in to show welding through mask. CU. Welder behind mask stops welding, and looks at group. CU. Furnace tool being heated. MS. Tools being heated in furnace. CU. Type watching. MS. Giant automatic press in action. CU. Press stamping red hot metal. MS.CU. Instructor bending iron bar. GV. Workshop.
R.A.F. RIDING SCHOOL (EQUITATION ASSOCIATION SCHOOL)
CU. Door "R.A.F. Equitation Association Halton" opens, and W.A.A.F. with saddle walks out. MS. W.A.A.F. putting saddle on horse. GV. Courtyard riders mounting horses. MS. W.A.F. in riding habit mounting horse. MS. Line of riders down avenue of trees past camera. MS. Riders going down lane trotting. CU. Mixed riders going past camera. LS. Riders at gallop on airfield past jet in background. MS. Jumping over two barred fence. L.A. Horse going over camera. MS. Another batch jumping fence. MS. Three men riders over two barred fence. MS. Two W.A.A.F. riders watching. LS. Type jumping. MS. Girl rider jumping over two barred fence. CU. R.A.F. Sgt. with horse watching jumping. MS. Girl rider jumps first fence, and second fence in slow motion. MS. Batch of riders jump over fence simultaneously. MS. Riders galloping away hangars in background.
AT SEA WITH WEATHER SHIP
MS The 'weather observer' ship in foggy sea. CU the deck. CU the mast & lookout. CU 3 men a work (several shots). ECU face of naval man. MS Hands checking light weight radio transmitter. WS The balloon attached to the transmitter is released. WS the Balloon in the sky. CU. Radar man. CU His hands turning wheel. WS. The Radar. WS. The Balloon in the sky. MS Radar men at work (several shots with assorted instruments and dials). GV a control room. Pan to Radio Scanner at work. CU. Work on a draughts board. MS Two men on deck of ship. MS Man at the Bridge.
LOOKING FORWARD TO SUMMER
WS. Patty Morgan (Miss 1952) posing in a swimming costume. MS She removes the detachable halter neck strap. CU Pan up from hips to her face. WS Two women modelling swimming costumes. CU the bust detail. MS the swimming costume. CU Another models face pan down to reveal her costume with tassel effect. WS Two models in two piece play suits by a pool.
Uxbridge, Greater London
R.A.F. CHALLENGE CUP FINAL - ST. MAWGAN DEFEAT KINLOSS 4-1
MS. St.Mawgan team running out of dressing room. GV. Crowd. LS. Kick off (St.Mawgans) and midfield play. MS. No.8 Kinloss beats No.11 St.M. and puts ball towards St.M's goal but back clears up field. TS. No.4 Kinloss towards goal intercepted by No.10 St.M. and back clears up field, No.11 St.M. centres. MS. No.9 St.M. shoots over bar. MS. Kinloss keeper takes goal kick. MS. No.7 Kinloss beats one man, shoots, but is baulked by back No.3 who clears up field. MS. No.11 St.M. runs towards goal attempts a shot but is sandwiched and brought down by Kinloss. Keeper and back. MS. Crowd applauding. (HALF TIME) LS. Midfield play. MS. Goal scored by No.9 St.M. who runs round back and is congratulated by team mates. CU. Crowd applauding. MS. No.6 St.M. clearing up field. MS. St.M. forward No.9?? runs forward shoots and at same time collides with goalie and back ball trickles into net, No.7 runs across to congratulate him. GV. Grand- stand and C.U. Crowd (2 shots). MS. Scramble round goal mouth ball goes out of touch. MS. Midfield play ball goes out of touch. MS. Service crowd. MS. St.M. winger centers to forward who beats back and slams ball into net teammates congratulate him. CU. Service types cheering. MS. No. 3. Kinloss beats three men and passes to wing. CU. Crowd. MS. No. 2. Kinloss scores and is congratulated. CU. Crowd applauding. MS. No.9. St. M. scoring. CU. Crowd applauding. MS. LS. Captain of St. M. being presented with cup CU. Winning team in group with cup.
(Orig.Mute.Neg. & Track) (Used in Astra Gazette No.12)
Picture = 2439 A. Track = UN 2440 A