• Short Summary

    Closing ceremony of Bomber Command at RAF Scampton (it's now part of Strike Command).

  • Description

    No title. Bomber and Fighter Commands merge to become strike command under reorganisation of the Royal Air Force. Closing ceremony of Bomber Command at RAF Scampton, Lincolnshire.

    L/S Defence Minister Denis Healey talking to bomber crews with Air Chief Marshall Sir Wallace Kyle. C/U ditto. M/S Marshall of the Royal Air Force Sir Arthur Harris (aka Bomber Harris) on the right talking to another officer. C/U ditto. L/S Hawker Hart built in 1930. C/U gun on Hart. L/S Lancaster Bomber. Angle shot gun turret. C/U Barnes Wallis, inventor of the bouncing bomb (Dam Busters). M/S Barnes Wallis talking to Flight Lieutenant Learoyd.

    C/U bomb insignia on plane. L/S parade lined up in front of Vulcan Bombers. C/U flag. L/S the parade being inspected by Sir Wallace Kyle. M/S ditto. M/S the parade, with the Bomber Command pennant flying. C/U the pennant. Panning shot Victor Bomber flies past. Panning shot Canberra bomber flying past. Panning shot Lancaster Bomber taking off. L/S Bomber Command pennant being lowered. Panning shot as the Strike Command pennant is about to be unfurled. Angle shot as two Vulcan jets fly over. L/S RAF officers saluting new pennant. C/U the new Strike Command pennant. M/S march past. C/U flag in march past. L/S ditto.

    Note: there is another similar story to this one in 68/36 - please see record for "Fighter Command", film id 2057.14.

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    Film ID:
    Media URN:
    Pathe newsreels
    British Pathé
    Issue Date:
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Black & White
    Time in/Out:
    01:17:27:00 / 01:18:35:00

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