• Short Summary

    Air Transport Auxiliary pilots at work + Churchill inspect planes at Bomber Command.

  • Description

    Title reads: "Ferry Pilots".

    Unidentified RAF station.

    Panning shot with two Bristol Beaufighters as they land. The aeroplanes are being delivered to RAF (Royal Air Force) operational centres by Air Transport Auxiliary pilots. Various shots of the ferry pilots which include a few women. A female WRAF officer is heard giving instructions to the women pilots about a plane delivery to Scotland. Various shots of pilots getting into planes. Panning shot of an RAF Douglas Mohawk taking off. Panning shot of De Havilland Flamingo taking off. Panning shot of Mohawk taking off.

    At another RAF station.

    Pan from Sir Charles Portal to Sir Dudley Pound to Winston Churchill. They are inspecting aeroplanes at section of Bomber Command. M/S Avro Anson taking off. C/U of the VIPs getting caught in a dust cloud thrown up by the aircraft's slipstream. Good shot of a Boeing D.17. on the ground. M/S of Churchill getting out of the Boeing, having inspected its interior. Various shots of VIPs inspecting the planes. C/U of Churchill in overcoat and wearing a homburg hat smoking a cigar.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    1117.18
    Media URN:
    38921
    Group:
    Pathe newsreels
    Archive:
    British Pathé
    Issue Date:
    11/06/1941
    Sound:
    Sound
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:01:42:00
    Time in/Out:
    01:22:16:00 / 01:23:58:00
    Canister:
    41/47

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