• Short Summary

    Women from the Royal Air Force pack parachutes at Duxford, Cambridgeshire.

  • Description

    Parachute packing by girls from the Women's Royal Air Force.

    Duxford, Cambridgeshire.

    C/U parachutes hanging up. M/S as Leading Aircraftwoman Lynn Thompson selects one and pulls it down. M/S as she spreads it out on a long table. M/S as she pulls the cords and walks back. M/S shaking parachute out. Various shots as Lynn folds the chute in a precise way, she places bags of lead shot to hold it in position.

    M/S as Jean Madgifotts opens the guide 'chute. C/U of it on the table. She folds the 'chute and places the bags on to hold it. M/S and C/U as she packs cords, C/U of packed 'chute on table. Various shots of packing and folding.

    M/S as Lynn and Jean walk past jet plane, they stop at one and Jean climbs into the cockpit. Lynn hands her the parachute which she stows in the cockpit. M/S as she fixes another pack into position. M/S as Jean gets out of cockpit and pilot climbs in. The ladies stand by and watch the jet take off. L/S jet doing "Barrel roll" and flying away from camera.

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    Film ID:
    Media URN:
    New pictorials
    British Pathé
    Issue Date:
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Black & White
    Time in/Out:
    01:34:43:00 / 01:38:05:00
    NP 423

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