• Short Summary

    Reports have come in the Gayford and Nicholettes have flown to South Africa.

  • Description

    Full title reads: "Cranwell. Bravo - Gayford! Bravo - Nicholetts! Bravo - the RAF. 'R.A.F. Monoplane has broken long-distance record'. (Reuter, Cape Town)."

    Cranwell, Lincolnshire.

    Shots of Royal Air Force Long distance plane piloted by Squadron Leader O R Gayford and Flight Lieutenant S E Nicholetts taking off from Cranwell aerodrome. Shots of RAF Fairey-Napier long distance monoplane overhead.

    Pan across RAF Flag. (Sound track continues after end of picture)

    N.B. Voiceover says that a report has come from South Africa saying the pilots have reached their record breaking destination.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    697.12
    Media URN:
    5907
    Group:
    Pathe newsreels
    Archive:
    British Pathé
    Issue Date:
    09/02/1933
    Sound:
    sound
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:01:24:00
    Time in/Out:
    01:14:52:00 / 01:16:16:00
    Canister:
    33/12

Comments (2)

  1. jamied says

    The flight took place between 6-8 February 1933.

    The aircraft is a Fairey long-range monoplane, with a Napier Lion engine, Serial No. K1991.

    "Lost distance record" should read Long distance record.

    "Squadron Leader G R Gayford" should read O R Gayford, (his first name being Oswald).

    "S E Nicholettes" in the body text should read Nicholetts.

    SEE CLIP 697.12 FOR PREVIOUS FOOTAGE OF GAYFORD AND THIS AIRCRAFT.

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  2. British Pathé says

    Thanks.

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