Story commemorating 50 years of the RAF - part compilation of library footage.
No title. Tribute to RAF (Royal Air Force) on 50th anniversary and Variety Club Luncheon. Part library compilation story.
Aerial shots Red Arrows in flight. L/S group of pilots standing in front of squadron of Lighting fighter planes. L/S Lightning. C/U pilot adjusting helmet. Panning shot group of Lightnings fly past.
Angle shot entrance to Savoy Hotel, London. L/S of reception. M/S Duke of Edinburgh (Prince Philip) talking to Fred Pontin (holiday camp owner) and Nat Cohen (film producer). C/U Duke. M/S Lord Louis Mountbatten talking with Sir Billy Butlin (holiday camp owner). C/U Dr. Barnes Wallis - inventor of Dam Buster's bouncing bomb. M/S comedian Jimmy Edwards. M/S war hero Group Captain Leonard Cheshire. C/U ditto. M/S war hero / test pilot for De Havilland, Neville Duke . C/U Neville Duke. L/S lunch in progress.
Panning shot VC10 of the RAF Transport Command taking off. Sequence of library footage: Wright Brother's aeroplane takes off, Royal Flying Corps pilots, ground crew (including women) and planes of World War 1, RAF personnel standing on Wellington bomber during World War, bombs being loaded onto WW2 bombers, Mosquitos lined up with engines running, Winston Churchill with RAF types, WW2 fighter pilots scramble to aircraft, Battle of Britain dog fights, bombs being dropped by bombers, Lancasters on Dam Busters raid, Squadron Leader Guy Gibson with King George VI, Dr. Barnes Wallis, group of RAF officers including Douglas Bader and Tuck. L/S modern jet fighters lined up. C/U sign: "No. 54 Fighter Squadron Headquarters". C/U wartime Marshall of RAF Lord Tedder talking to RAF officers. C/U Tedder, pan to officer. Library C/Us of RAF airmen.
Pan Duke of Edinburgh in Germany. Various shots aircraft lined up snow storm. Crew running to the fighters. L/S Duke of Edinburgh watching. C/U ditto. Panning shot fighters flying past. Panning shot Lightning landing at RAF Gutterslohe using parachute tail brake. L/S Lightnings lined up on tarmac. M/S German officers shaking hands with English pilot. L/S Valiant bomber on tarmac in RAF Wittering. M/S ditto. Panning shot transporter bringing Blue Steel stand-off bomb to the Valiant. M/S pilots and crew in room. Panning shot to pilot with brief case full of top secret information chained to him. L/S Valiant bomber. M/S Blue Steel is secured to belly of the Valiant. C/U military policeman with guard dog. Panning shot as the Valiant takes off. Aerial shot Jet Provosts fly under camera trailing smoke. Aerial shot ditto. C/U pilot. Aerial shot ditto as the planes peel off.