• Short Summary

    Planes and men of the Irish Flying Corps.

  • Description

    Irish Army Air Corps. Baldonnel Aerodrome, near Dublin, Ireland

    Opens w/ various MS side view old aeroplanes; biplane style. Irish Army Air Corps drill: the men stand facing camera; lift rifles; etc. Various shots of corps marching around; drilling in large courtyard.

    Then MS three of the men stand by front of aeroplane; working on it. They are reaching up on each side. Then longer shot of one man turning the propeller; then stepping aside; the other two are by the tail. MS side of plane; pilot climbing into cockpit; other man is seated in plane. Plane flying by just after lifting off. Plane taxis toward right after landing. CU Irish airman; smiling. Interior aeroplane factory or repair shop.

    Title frame in unknown language (Irish Gaelic?) w/ translation: 'The Altar in the Church built by the Garrison.' Shot of Altar.

    Religion. Aviation; military.

    Note: Extra information about the aircraft featured in this film has been provided by a Pathe website user. He informs us that the aircraft are a DH 9, Bristol F.2B, Martinsyde F.4 Buzzard and Avro 504K.

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    Film ID:
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    Old negatives
    British Pathe
    Issue Date:
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Black & White
    Time in/Out:
    01:00:04:00 / 01:03:22:00
    ON 248 C

Comments (2)

  1. axial1680 says

    I was wondering if you know the actual dates this was filmed? My Grandfather was a Corporal in the Flying Corps, he took ill with TB in January 1923 and died a few months later, there are no photos of him and I wondered if he could have been one of the men on parade. Its great to see even if he isn't on it, to see where he was stationed and his uniform.

  2. axial1680 says

    I have discovered my Grandfather is the man on the left at 1.39 looking into the side of the plane, where there is a pilot and two men looking into the planes engine. I think this was filmed in January 1923.

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