• Short Summary

    Cut story about Australian pilots conducting patrols in Sunderland flying boats off Britain.

  • Description

    Unused / unissued material - dates and locations unclear or unknown.

    Full title reads: "Australia Aids Coastal Watch".

    British patrol - off the coast of Ireland.

    VS of Australian pilots being briefed before Atlantic patrol in Sunderland planes.

    Tracking shot through hanger of Sunderlands of the Royal Australian Air Force being serviced.

    Very good shot of Sunderland flying boat taking off.

    VS Air to sea from Sunderland flying over submarine and destroyer on patrol in Atlantic.

    VS Interior of Sunderland in cockpit and mess room.

    Closer pass over ships and submarine on surface.

    LS Sunderland landing.

    VS as the pilots report back on their patrol.

    (Lav.)

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    1629.13
    Media URN:
    60244
    Group:
    Unissued unused
    Archive:
    British Pathé
    Issue Date:
    1940
    Sound:
    Sound
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:03:38:00
    Time in/Out:
    01:32:07:00 / 01:35:45:00
    Canister:
    UN 241 F

Comments (2)

  1. Stephen Fryer says

    The film is shot in Plymouth (Devon) at RAF Mountbatten. When the Sunderland takes off, you can see (in order) Coxside Oil Tanks, then the Citadel, Plymouth Hoe with Smeaton's Tower (former) lighthouse, Drake's Island, the Cawsand Bay and Rame head.

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  2. jamied says

    "Sunderland planes" - the aircraft are Short Sunderland flying boats of No. 10 Squadron RAAF, (Royal Australian Air Force).

    Several Sunderlands are seen, including those bearing the codes RB-D and RB-O.

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