• Short Summary

    Activities at the RAF bomber station.

  • Description

    Location Unknown / Unclear.

    Various shots of the RAF (Royal Air Force) pilots at briefing - natural sound. Several shots of the ground crew loading machine gun bullets into Hudson bomber. Gunner spinning round in turret - guns seen.

    Various shots of trailers with bombs being drown across airfield and loaded into bomber. Parachutes being packed etc.

    Several shots of the helium being pumped into balloon and balloon being released to measure the high altitude wind velocity. Officer checking the cloud movement. Crew refuelling the Hudson plane.

    Several shots of the currier pigeons in cage and as they fly. Man take message from the pigeon's leg. He reads it and goes to telephone.

    Natural sound only.

  • Tags

  • Data

    Film ID:
    1627.11
    Media URN:
    60227
    Group:
    Unissued unused
    Archive:
    British Pathe
    Issue Date:
    Sound:
    Sound
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:05:33:00
    Time in/Out:
    01:37:40:00 / 01:43:13:00
    Canister:
    UN 238 D

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