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    RAF men demonstrate parascending at Barkstone Aerodrome, Leicestershire.

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    No title - RAF demonstrate parascending. Barkstone Aerodrome, Leicestershire.

    M/S as parachutist runs forward on end of tow line. M/S as he becomes airborne. M/S of the parachutist being towed along as he floats in the air. Various shots of another parachutist becoming airborne. M/S parachutist on ground about to be hitched to tow line. Various shots as tow line is hooked onto harness. M/S parachutist David Leith standing by ready to be pulled into air. An officer waves flag. M/S man on jeep waving. M/S Leith becoming airborne, camera pans as he goes into the air.

    Air to ground shot looking down tow line towards the towing vehicle. Ground to air of Leith who has been towed to a height of 1,000 ft. He unhooks from tow line and starts to float down. Air to ground shot showing the earth moving below. Ground to air of Leith descending. Air to ground as the Leith nears the end of his descent. Ground to air shot of him about to touch down. Camera pans as he touches ground and makes a perfect landing.

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    Pathe newsreels
    British Pathé
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    Black & White
    Time in/Out:
    01:08:53:00 / 01:10:09:00

Comments (1)

  1. MarkM74 says

    The location of this video is incorrect.

    This video claims to be at Barkstone Aerodrome in Leicestershire!

    However Barkstone in Leicestershire does not have an aerodrome.
    The nearest Airfield is former RAF Langar, but that closed in 1963.

    Also from watching the video the hardstanding's do not match Langar, but I believe they do match RAF Barkston heath.

    I think they are running this along the edge of runway 24 with Wiloughby Heath farm visible in the background.

    Mark Musson
    RAF Barkston Heath Research Group

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