• Short Summary

    Donaldson reaches a speed of 623 mph during a test flight for the air speed record.

  • Description

    De Havilland Aircraft Productions.

    Various shots of the meteor flying over the sea at 623 mph. C.U. as plane is wheeled from hangar showing its unusual high tail fin.

    Crowds on beaches watching the plane. Various shots of Meteor diving low over the Airfield, flying at 600 mph. Flying low over the sea at 623 mph.

    Group Captain Donaldson with Donaldson, Waterton and Whittle posing for the camera and discussing their chances of breaking the speed record.

    Pan from left to right Flt. Lt. Duke, Sqdr. Ldr, Waterton, Air Comm. Whittle and Sqdr. Ldr. Waterton.

    Mute neg.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    2331.14
    Media URN:
    66096
    Group:
    Unissued unused
    Archive:
    British Pathe
    Issue Date:
    Sound:
    sound
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:06:52:00
    Time in/Out:
    01:35:17:00 / 01:42:09:00
    Canister:
    UN 1543 A

Comments (1)

  1. jamied says

    "Air Comm Whittle" referred to is the famous engineer Frank Whittle.

    "Waterton" is Bill Waterton.

    "Donaldson" is Edward "Teddy" Donaldson.

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