• Short Summary

    Great footage of WAAFs in turbans and overalls working on plane engines.

  • Description

    Titles read: "WAAF FLIGHT MECHANICS".

    Somewhere in the west of England.

    At a west country aerodrome we see various shots of WAAFs (Women's Auxiliary Air Force) at work on aircraft engines, checking and carrying out maintenance work on them. Commentator describes them as "smart young girls with a flair for engineering". Great shots of girls in turbans and overalls working on plane engines!

    The women climb aboard trainer planes to check the engines in flight. Air to air shots of the planes and good shots inside the planes as the girls check the engine performance. Great shot of an attractive WAAF in a turban watching from the ground.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    1340.16
    Media URN:
    44239
    Group:
    Pathe newsreels
    Archive:
    British Pathé
    Issue Date:
    19/10/1942
    Sound:
    Sound
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:01:08:00
    Time in/Out:
    01:23:36:00 / 01:24:44:00
    Canister:
    42/84

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