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    Item title reads - Funeral service aboard a flying boat near Le Havre.

    Funeral service is held out to sea for Royal Air Force pilot William Watkins whose bomber crashed in the sea, his body has not been recovered. France.

    Various shots of the Short Singapore III flying boat taking off. C/U of the pilot. Various shots of the officers standing to attention as chaplain reads service. Various shots as they throw wreaths into the water, they float away. M/S as the flying boat takes off again. M/S of Royal Air Force ensign.

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  • Data

    Archive
    British Pathé
    Issue Date:
    11/05/1936
    Sound:
    sound
    Media URN:
    12967
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Film ID:
    881.34
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration
    00:00:58:00
    Time in/Out:
    01:46:55:00 / 01:47:53:00
    Canister:
    36/38
    Sort Number:
    36/038
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    Malaysia
  • Stills

    0:01 0:02 0:03 0:04

Comments (3)

  1. jamied says

    The aircraft seen here is a Short Sunderland III, Serial Number K6909.

    NOTE: The aircraft was itself lost on 22 August 1940.

  2. jamied says

    Whoop, I had a bit of brain fade on this one, the aircraft is a Short Singapore III.

  3. British Pathé says

    Thanks!

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