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  • Short Summary

    RAF pilot prepares to test fly the new Lightning fighter plane.

  • Description

    RAF Wharton, near Preston, Lancashire.

    MS.Three Lightnings lined up at side of runway pan to tractor towing a fourth which it backs into line with the other. MS. Roland Beaumont pan as he signs flight papers MS Beaumont climbing ladder to cockpit. MS Officials watching. MS helmet and goggles are handed up to pilot.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    2982.19
    Media URN:
    85556
    Group:
    Unissued unused
    Archive:
    British Pathé
    Issue Date:
    1961
    Sound:
    Mute
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:01:05:00
    Time in/Out:
    01:23:33:00 / 01:24:38:00
    Canister:
    UN 3510 E

Comments (1)

  1. Stephen Keeler says

    The location is British Aircraft Corporation (BAC) Warton. It ceased to be RAF Warton in 1947 - note correct spelling of \'Warton\'.

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