Lettice Curtis sets a new international women's speed record at air race in Lympne, Kent.
Sections of track neg. for this item missing. Combined lavender print is also transferred and can be found on the same tape Film ID - 1436.20.
Full title reads: "SPITFIRE BEATS JET".
(Long shot of Lympne airport. Helicopter in background. Close up shot of helicopter landing. Close up shot, pan, glider landing. ) - This sequence is missing.
Pan, glider landing. Planes taxiing in, pan to more planes taxiing in. Close up shot of pilot climbing down from cockpit. Man assisting girl from cockpit. Douglas Fairbanks Jr and wife watching. Close up shot of Douglas Fairbanks Jr talking to wife. Miss Lettice Curtis from Devonshire closing door of plane. Close up shot of Miss Curtis. Close up shot of closing door of plane. Close up shot of closing cockpit cover. Close up shot of another pilot climbing into cockpit. Close up shot of John Cunningham adjusting harness in cockpit. Pan, Spitfire trainer taxiing to line. Towards and pan, Vampire 3 taxiing to start. Crowd pointing. Pan T. S. Wade taking off in Fury I. Miss Curtis taking off in Spitfire. Flight Lieutenant Colquhoun taking off. Spitfire turning and flying away from airport. Cunningham taking off in Vampire.
There was no sound up to this moment - (01:28:39).
Close up shot of Noel Coward, pan down to Fairbanks Jr and wife. Spitfire turning at pylon - several shots. Spitfire rounding pylon. MV. Clipped wing Spitfire rounding pylon. Pan, Vampire flying low. Close up shot of man with 'Flying Officer Kite' moustache. One plane chasing another. Close up shot of men with binoculars. Close up, angle shot, man with binoculars. Towards, the winner Flight Lieutenant Colquhoun in Spitfire, flying in. Hawker Fury passing finishing line. Pan, Vampire flying in.