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  • Description

    HMS Heron, Royal Navy base at Yeovilton.

    L/S of aeroplane on airstrip. Various shots group of Wrens (WRNS - Women's Royal Navy Service) studying aeroplane engine with male instructor. L/S of aeroplane on airstrip. M/S of instructor showing underneath of aeroplane to some Wrens. C/U Wren officer.

    Various shots of Wrens folding wings of Firefly fighter plane so it can be moved into hangar. Various shots Wren climbing into cockpit of plane. She examines the instruments and then gives thumbs-up sign. She then tests the plane's propeller.

    Various shots Wrens doing scientific experiments. They are estimating upper air currents using weather balloons.

    Various shots WRNS radio mechanics installing radio into aeroplane. A male pilot gets into plane, a Wren shuts the cockpit and the plane takes off. Another Wren on ground signals to pilot. L/S plane flying low. C/U Wren radio operator. L/S plane in flight.

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  • Data

    Archive
    British Pathé
    Issue Date:
    14/08/1950
    Sound:
    Sound
    Media URN:
    44975
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Film ID:
    1373.10
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration
    00:02:31:00
    Time in/Out:
    01:15:38:00 / 01:18:09:00
    Canister:
    NP 309
    Sort Number:
    NP 309
  • Appears in...

    Categories
    War & Revolution Trade & Industry
    WorkSpaces
    Women in Forces Yeovilton Women at War
  • Stills

    0:01 0:02 0:03 0:04

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