• Short Summary

    A funeral service is held aboard a flying boat for RAF man William Watkins killed when his bomber crashed into the sea. Near Le Havre, France.

  • Description

    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

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

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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