• Short Summary

    Fighter Command merges with Bomber Command; war heroes & fighters at closing ceremony.

  • Description

    No title. Fighter Command merges with Bomber Command to become Strike Command - reorganisation of the RAF. Closing ceremony of Fighter Command at RAF Stanmore, Greater London.

    M/S RAF (Royal Air Force) airmen marching past camera. M/S WRAF (Women's Royal Air Force) marching past. L/S group of wartime pilots talking: Group Captain Douglas Bader, Stanford Tuck and Peter Townsend. C/U Bader, Townsend and another. L/S commander-in-chief Air Marshal Sir Frederick Rosier inspecting troops. C/U airman. C/U Air Marshal speaks to airman. Panning shot fly past of fighters. M/S Hurricane fighter plane. M/S Spitfire fighter plane. Panning shot the two wartime planes flying overhead. C/U Townsend, Tuck and another. M/S group of wartime pilots. M/S press photographers. M/S the group.

    Note: there is a similar story to this one which is also in 68/36. It is titled "Bomber Command" and has film id 2057.15.

  • Tags

  • Data

    Film ID:
    2057.14
    Media URN:
    56665
    Group:
    Pathe newsreels
    Archive:
    British Pathé
    Issue Date:
    02/05/1968
    Sound:
    Sound
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:01:09:00
    Time in/Out:
    01:16:17:00 / 01:17:26:00
    Canister:
    68/36

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