• Short Summary

    King Hussein inspects jet aircraft and flies a dual control jet trainer 'Vampire' at RAF base.

  • Description

    Biggin Hill, Kent.

    King Hussein of Jordan visits RAF (R.A.F. Royal Air Force) base at Biggin Hill. GV. Royal car driving past planes and crews. SV. Crews and planes lined up. CU. Pilot with "handlebar" moustache. SCU. King Hussein of Jordan walks up ladder to inspect cockpit of plane. CU. King looking in cockpit. GV. Line up of planes and crews. SV. King Hussein standing looking into cockpit of another plane. CU. King laughing and talking as he looks at plane. Ground to air, Hunters flying over in 'H' formation, in honour of King Hussein. SCU. King Hussein watching from roof of control tower. Ground to air, Meteors and Hunters flying past and peeling off. CU. King Hussein watching. Ground to air, jets flying past. Wing tip tanks - Canberras. SV. Vampire with King Hussein in it. CU. King Hussein in cockpit of Vampire. SV. Cockpit cover being lowered. GV. Control tower. SV. Pan with King's Vampire as it takes off.

    (Lav. & Neg.) (Orig.M.)

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    531.39
    Media URN:
    30885
    Group:
    Pathe newsreels
    Archive:
    British Pathé
    Issue Date:
    27/06/1955
    Sound:
    Sound
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:01:10:00
    Time in/Out:
    01:49:40:00 / 01:50:50:00
    Canister:
    55/51

Comments (1)

  1. jamied says

    Visible at the 1:01 time point, in front of the Air Traffic Control building, is a Bedford OY Fire Tender.

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