• Short Summary

    Lord Winster and Air Vice Marshal Bennett open Heathrow Airport.

  • Description

    Title reads: "Civil flying starts again".

    Heathrow, Greater London.

    Lord Winster opens Heathrow Airport.

    Panning shot of crowd standing around aeroplanes on runway. Amongst the crowd are several men in pilots uniforms. Lord Winster, Minister for Civil Aviation, speaks into a microphone: "On its first day of the New Year this proving flight starts off from Heathrow which will be the future civil airport of London, and it takes off from the finest runway in the world".

    Brief C/U of ex-Pathfinder chief Air Vice Marshall Donald Bennett with Lord Winster. Bennett speaks on the prospects of British flying: "We hope to offer the peoples of this country and of South America, services of which we will be proud and they will be happy to use". Brief panning shot of the Lancastrian Air Liner "Starlight". C/U of Bennett going up steps to plane. Lancastrian plane taxis up air strip and we see it take off.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    1372.03
    Media URN:
    44930
    Group:
    Pathe newsreels
    Archive:
    British Pathé
    Issue Date:
    03/01/1946
    Sound:
    Sound
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:01:16:00
    Time in/Out:
    01:02:20:00 / 01:03:36:00
    Canister:
    46/1

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