• Short Summary

    Four young fighter pilots receive a telegraph congratulating them on recent victories.

  • Description

    Full title reads: "RAF's Good Bag".

    MS & CUs. of four Royal Air Force fighter pilots standing outside building - 'Officer's Mess'. One holds telegram from their Commanding Officer congratulating them on shooting down nearly seven enemy planes.

    CU telegram.

    More shots of pilots chatting.

    CU of individual pilots.

    CU of pilots identification dog tags. CU of New Zealand (possibly Maori) pilot.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    1041.07
    Media URN:
    20684
    Group:
    Pathe newsreels
    Archive:
    British Pathé
    Issue Date:
    01/04/1940
    Sound:
    Sound
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:00:31:00
    Time in/Out:
    01:05:36:00 / 01:06:07:00
    Canister:
    40/27

Comments (1)

  1. Brian Gates says

    The film is of 73 Squadron RAF taken in France in 1940. On the left is Reg Lovett who was shot down during the Battle of Britain on the 7th September 1940. Next Edgar 'Cobber' Kain who was killed on the 7th June 1940 in an accident before leaving France. Next to him Newell Orton who was reported missing in action on the 17th September 1941. Finally on the right Basil Pyne who was shot down on the 14th May 1940. Sadly all four were to lose their lives.

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