• Short Summary

    Good footage of the new recruits of the RAF in training in Brighton.

  • Description

    Full titles read: "FIGHTING FIT - THE RAF IN TRAINING"

    M/S Air Commodore Critchley and Corporals Len Harvey and Eddie Phillips watching from side of swimming pool in Brighton, East Sussex. L/S of new RAF (Royal Air Force) recruits swimming in large open-air pool. L/S of recruits doing Physical Training on beach and on promenade with pier in background.

    L/S In gym with former boxers Harvey and Phillips teaching recruits to box. L/S of recruits in communal dining hall at lunch. M/S of air crews map-reading on airfield with training aircraft in background L/S Line of aircraft (Avro Anson's) warming up for take-off. M/S of instructor seated in cockpit giving instruction to recruit prior to takeoff. (Natural sound). L/S of training planes taking off.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    1023.40
    Media URN:
    20375
    Group:
    Pathe newsreels
    Archive:
    British Pathé
    Issue Date:
    23/11/1939
    Sound:
    Sound
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:02:01:00
    Time in/Out:
    01:39:15:00 / 01:41:16:00
    Canister:
    39/78

Comments (1)

  1. chosenman says

    The swimming pool in this film is actually West St. Leonards, not Brighton. The pool is no longer there. The pier in the film is Brighton though.

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