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  • Short Summary

    Sir Charles Kingsford-Smith flies plane from Australia carrying Christmas post.

  • Description

    Full title reads: "Croydon. The 'Air Postman' arrives. Air-Commodore Kingsford Smith comes with the Australian Xmas Mail - only few days outside the light plane record."

    Croydon, Greater London.

    Fairly large monoplane - named Southern Star - comes across airfield. A small crowd have gathered round to greet the crew.

    Famous aviator / pilot Sir Charles Kingsford-Smith poses in aeroplane's doorway with mail sack. He appears to be answering questions.

    Shots of Kingsford Smith with mailbags outside plane.

    The Christmas Post from Australia which the plane was carrying is wheeled away.

    More shots of the pilot and the post as he is cheered.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    655.43
    Media URN:
    26421
    Group:
    Pathe newsreels
    Archive:
    British Pathé
    Issue Date:
    17/12/1930
    Sound:
    Mute
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:01:36:00
    Time in/Out:
    02:00:10:00 / 02:01:46:00
    Canister:
    31/101

Comments (1)

  1. jamied says

    The aircraft seen here is an Avro 618 Ten, Reg. No. VH-UMG.

    Reducing the clip's current date range, the flight reported upon here took place in 1931.

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