Material related to newsreel story "Airborne Men Get 'Stand By'" - 51/41.
Selected originals (offcuts, selected scenes, out-takes, rushes) for story ""Airborne Men Get 'Stand By'" - 51/41.
Various shots of plane taking off and in flight. Various shots, very strange, of man with camera descending from tower, other paratroopers looking up, they get bigger as the ground gets closer. Paratroopers looking on. Good close up shot of man's hands sowing wings on shoulder of uniform. Close up shot of wings with words 'Parachute Regiment' on shoulder. Parachuters line up in front of the plane. Several shots of RAF Officer presenting men with wings. Several shots of the officer talking to men. Several close up shots of the wings. Troops with their kit marching and standing at ready. Close up shots of the men - some very young. Officer giving orders. Men put their kit over shoulders and march off. Close up shot of sign 'Royal Air Force - Abingdon'.