• Short Summary

    The RAF hold a major airborne exercise to test their readiness to defend the nation.

  • Description

    Biggin Hill, Stanmore, & Bromley, Kent. Royal Air Force take part in large exercise

    LV. Pan enemy Canberra bomber taking off (first 7 feet for super) CU. Another Canberra plane taking off. CU. Pan Another Canberra taking off. MS. Meteor pilots (Friendly aircraft) leaving briefing room. LV. Line of Meteors. SV. Line of De Havilland Meteors front view. SV. Pan Meteors pilots study maps. SCU. Meteor pilots holding helmets. GV. Operation room. SV. W.R.A.F. at plotting table. GV. W.R.A.F.'s moving indicators (Nat. snd. Starts.) SV. Control officers. CU. Indicators being moved. SV. Pan pilots running to aircraft. SV. Pilots board aircraft CU. Pilot adjusting helmet. LV. Meteors taxiing. SCU. Pan More Meteors taxiing. MV. Pan Meteors taxiing. & SV. Pan. SV. Pan Meteors taking off, towards camera. LV. RAF Lincolns in flight (Air to Air) SV. A Lincoln in flight. CU. Lincoln pilot. LV. Formation of Meteors in flight about to attack Lincolns. & MV. LV. Meteor starting curve of pursuit and attacking. LV. Another Meteor attacking. & LV. CU. Pilot in Lincoln. SV. Air to air Canberras in flight. GV. Meteors in flight.

    (Sel. Scenes Reel 1 - "A" Tin 1.) Sel. Scenes Reel 2 - "B" Tin 1.) (Sel. Scenes Reel 3 - "I" Tin 2) (Sel Scenes Reel 4 - "J" Tin 2) (Orig. "C" Tin 1.)

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    Media URN:
    Pathe newsreels
    British Pathé
    Issue Date:
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Black & White
    Time in/Out:
    01:37:15:00 / 01:39:32:00

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