• Short Summary

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

  • Description

    Catamaran On Trial : 01:07:17
    The Prout brothers rig and launch their new Catamaran "Shearwater 3rd" at Canvey Island, Essex. At the time this was a new type of sailing craft capable of sailing at over 20 knots.
    They sail out of the harbour onto open water. Various sailing shots, up and past camera, CU's of them at the helm, and tacking.

    Chimps' Boxing Match : 01:09:33
    Two chimps Pepe and Billy have their dressing gowns removed, come out of their corners, and start boxing. Other chimps, Doctor Bobo, Nurse Janet and two time keepers look on as the chimps box. Between bouts Janet sponges them down and Bobo checks their health. In round two Pepe goes down and Billy wins the Banana.

    Picas Exercises : 01:12:58
    Invented and demonstrated by Senor Gabriel Alcover, La Picas looks like two long ski poles attached to a box. As he demonstrates bare chested, four show girls watch. Three of them exercise on La Picas and one girl checks an exercise chart, and performs alone.

    Royal Airforce Police Dog Championship : 01:14:56
    At the R.A.F. Police Depot, Netheravon, dogs from airfields all over the country compete
    for the "Sabre Trophy". The competition includes obedience, jumping, climbing,and attacking. The winner is presented with an award by Air Commodore C.M. Stewart, C.B.E.

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    Film ID:
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    British Pathé
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    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Time in/Out:
    01:07:05:00 / 01:17:35:00

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