• Short Summary

    Meteor makes world speed bid in gale.

  • Description

    Title reads: "GLOUCESTER".

    Gloucester.

    Canadian pilot, Squadron Leader Bill Waterton getting into the Gloster Meteor plane. He examines the wing flap of the plane. Bill Waterton in the cockpit, ready to take off. Close up shot of the jet aperture at the back of the plane. The plane is seen flying past camera. Several shots of the plane in flight on its record breaking flight of 660 m.p.h.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    1420.06
    Media URN:
    46253
    Group:
    Pathe newsreels
    Archive:
    British Pathé
    Issue Date:
    19/01/1948
    Sound:
    sound
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:00:28:00
    Time in/Out:
    01:10:27:00 / 01:10:55:00
    Canister:
    48/6

Comments (2)

  1. jamied says

    The aircraft is a Gloster Meteor.

    More footage of this event can be seen in clip 2206.03.

  2. British Pathé says

    Thanks.

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