• Short Summary

    Airmen in distress at sea is thrown a dinghy and rescued by the Air-Sea Rescue Service.

  • Description

    Titles read: "THE PILOT OF ONE IS SAFE".

    Location of events unknown - somewhere in Britain.

    Various shots of men of the Air-Sea Rescue Service folding a collapsible dinghy to be stowed on a Lysander of the Coastal Command. A Walrus Amphibian is loaded with blankets "and other comforts for an airmen in distress at sea".

    Various shots of the Lysander taking off, locating a man in the sea and dropping the dinghy to him. A smoke bomb is also dropped, so that the Walrus flying boat can locate the airman easily.

    The Walrus takes off and taxis in to land on the water and pick up the airmen, now sitting in the dinghy. He is helped aboard.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    1328.28
    Media URN:
    43870
    Group:
    Pathe newsreels
    Archive:
    British Pathé
    Issue Date:
    28/05/1942
    Sound:
    Sound
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:01:31:00
    Time in/Out:
    01:35:48:00 / 01:37:19:00
    Canister:
    42/43

Comments (1)

  1. Stephen Fryer says

    The film is of 276 ASR Squadron and is shot at RAF Harrowbeer in Devon. It was shot (according to the Squadron ORB) in 1942. When the Lysander takes off, you can clearly make out the houses/shops at Leg O' Mutton!

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