• Short Summary

    Police at Croydon prepare to monitor traffic on Derby Day - from an Auto-gyro.

  • Description

    Full title reads: "Croydon. Traffic Control from the Air! Police Authorities will use an auto gyro, hovering at 2,000 feet for the first time, here or anywhere on Derby Day."

    Croydon, Greater London.

    Two gentlemen from Scotland Yard, Police Headquarters (one called Mr Chamberlin) are seated in an auto gyro (an early form of winged Helicopter) on the airfield at Croydon. They are going to be monitoring traffic conditions on Derby Day and today are going up to test the radio communications work.

    Shot of police ground van which takes the radio message from the Autogyro. Tilt up the radio aerial.

    L/S of the auto gyro flying overhead.

    Men in police van talk to men in aircraft on radio. A message is handed to a police motorcycle team who ride off.

    Comb Print exists

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    675.45
    Media URN:
    5024
    Group:
    Pathe newsreels
    Archive:
    British Pathé
    Issue Date:
    30/05/1932
    Sound:
    Sound
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:01:34:00
    Time in/Out:
    01:58:01:00 / 01:59:35:00
    Canister:
    32/43

Comments (1)

  1. jamied says

    The aircraft seen here is a Cierva C19 Mk IV autogyro, Reg. No. G-ABUD.

    Also visible, at 01:12, is a de Havilland DH60G Gipsy Moth, Reg. No. G-ABEP.

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