• Short Summary

    G/Capt. Donaldson and Sq/Ldr Waterton speak of record breaking flight - cuts from 46/73.

  • Description

    Unissued / unused material.

    Location of events unknown.

    Various shots of Group Captain Donaldson and Squadron Leader Waterton speaking to camera. They are standing in front of Royal Air Force aircraft hanger, RAF ground crew are working on an aeroplane behind them. According to original dope Donaldson and Waterton tell what it's like to fly at 616 miles an hour.

    Item is cuts from Gazette issue 46/73. Date given on old record is 12/09/1946.

    Unfortunately, the soundtrack is missing.

    Note: item has been transferred as UN 1554 D, according to dope sheet number should be UN 1554 A.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    2335.05
    Media URN:
    66135
    Group:
    Unissued unused
    Archive:
    British Pathe
    Issue Date:
    Sound:
    sound
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:01:22:00
    Time in/Out:
    01:12:50:00 / 01:14:12:00
    Canister:
    UN 1554 D (aka UN 1554 A)

Comments (1)

  1. jamied says

    "Donaldson" is Edward "Teddy" Donaldson.

    "Waterton" is Bill Waterton.

    Donaldson's record-breaking speed of just under 616mph was set on 7 September 1946.

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