• Short Summary

    A rare glimpse inside the remote R.A.F. base housing the Ballistic Missile Early Warning System.

  • Description

    R.A.F. Fylingdales, Yorkshire.

    On a remote moor, the R.A.F. house their Ballistic Missile Early Warning System - monitors listen to the sound of stars, track satellites and meteorites and most importantly watch out for hostile missile attacks.

    Point of view shot from the front of a car driving into a remote R.A.F. base. L/S of enormous concrete "weird radar domes". Point of view shot as the car drives through an automatically operated garage door, an officer comes out and stops the car, the driver, C.O., Group Captain Wright shows the officer his identity badge. Point of view of the car going down a tunnel - very James Bond!

    Low angled L/S of a giant radar scanner inside one of the domes. Various C/Us of the hexagonal panels that make up the protective dome. M/S of a man unlocking a heavy door for Captain W. C/U of the man's hand turning a wheel to open the lock, Captain W. enters the radar scanning housing, the door is locked behind him. Captain W. comes up a spiral staircase and talks to a man in civilian clothing. Low angle shot of Captain W. and the man up looking at the scanner before entering its base.

    M/S of two men inside the scanner control room. C/U of switches being flicked on the control panel. C/U of dials. C/U of Captain W. and an American officer, Colonel Hunt. Various shots of a man threading up a reel to reel tape in a computer. Various shots of a young woman typing. C/U of printout paper coming out of a computer.

    Aerial shot of one white and one camouflaged Vulcan fighter planes. Aerial shot of the bottom of the white Vulcan as it flies over the camera.

    Cuts exist - please see separate record.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    Media URN:
    Unissued / unused
    British Pathé
    Issue Date:
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Time in/Out:
    01:36:03:00 / 01:38:59:00
    CP 593

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  1. Unknown user says

    References to "Flyingdales " and "Flying Dales" in title, text and tags should all read RAF Fylingdales.

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