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  • Short Summary

    Footage of RAF pilots ferrying new aeroplanes to their destinations, Aston, Gloucester.

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    RAF Station, Aston Down, Gloucestershire.

    GV. Air crews in flying kit in the briefing room, some working on maps, some at blackboard, etc. MS. Navigator working at map in the briefing room. MS. Meteorological officer explaining met report to crew with end of chart and blackboard. Airmen looking on. CU. Airman wearing beret, looking at map. CU. Meteorologist explaining another map on board. CU. Airman with moustache and beret looking on. CU. Another airman looking on. CU. Man explaining the map. MS. Airman checking chart on the wall. CU. Notice over chart 'Track and Distance Chart'. LS. Air crews walking out from huts. GV. Exterior of flight office, notice over door 'No 2 Ferry Pool'. LS. Mechanics at work on avro Anson aircraft. LS. Aircrew walking towards Anson aircraft. MS. Air crew climbing into aircraft. GV. Interior of plane - crew and RAF (Royal Air Force) personnel passengers settling down before takeoff. LS. Anson aircraft taxiing - two shots. LS. Anson aircraft taking off - two shots. Ground to air shots of low flying Lincoln aircraft. LS. Lincoln aircraft landing. Starboard outer engine is out and propellor feathered. LS. Anson aircraft taking off. LS. Anson aircraft taking off and landing - several shots. MS. Mechanics working on engine. LS. Anson aircraft taxiing towards hangar. LS. Two airmen wave to Anson aircraft pilot as he taxies towards runway. LS. Two airmen walking towards the camera and go into different directions. LS. Ground crew pushing Auster aircraft along airfield. LS. Mechanics preparing to start Auster aircraft with aid of electric booster trailer. MS. Pilot climbing into Auster aircraft. MS. Ground crew man. LS. Auster starting up and taxiing towards runway. Ground crew hurriedly wheel booster trailer away. LS. Auster aircraft taking off. Ground to air shots of Auster aircraft in flight. LS. Auster aircraft landing. CU. Pilot at controls of Auster whilst in flight - back view. Aerial views of Gloucestershire from the plane. LS. Mechanics placing chocks under wheels of the plane. MS. Engine mechanic signalling to pilot to start engine. MS. Interior - pilot signalling to ground crew, and place beginning to move forward.

    (Mute. F.G.)

    Information found in the old record - Uncut F.G. of New Pictorial NP 395.

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    Film ID:
    Media URN:
    Unissued unused
    British Pathé
    Issue Date:
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Black & White
    Time in/Out:
    01:16:42:00 / 01:23:08:00
    UN 2423 A

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