• Short Summary

    RAF Valiant Bomber flies to Rhodesia from Marham, Norfolk, in record time.

  • Description

    Title reads: "V-Bomber Sets Record".

    RAF (Royal Air Force) air base, Marham, Norfolk.

    Valiant Bomber flies to Rhodesia (now Zimbabwe and Zambia) in 10 hours and 12 minutes. G/V Valiant Bomber taxiing on runway. Various shots Wing Commander Beetham explaining to the air crew the route the Valiant will take to Salisbury, he points at large map of Sahara desert on wall.

    C/U nose of Valiant. C/U tail of Valiant, men walk in background and fuelling pipe laying on the ground. C/U fuelling pipe. Various shots Valiant taking off. G/V crew chatting in front of Valiant. Panning C/U members of the crew. The crew shake hands with Chief of Bomber Command Air Vice Marshal Cross, he walks out of picture.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    1577.03
    Media URN:
    50561
    Group:
    Pathe newsreels
    Archive:
    British Pathé
    Issue Date:
    20/04/1959
    Sound:
    Sound
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:01:11:00
    Time in/Out:
    01:03:55:00 / 01:05:06:00
    Canister:
    59/32

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