• Short Summary

    Squadron Leader O R Gayford and Flight Lieutenant Brett set off for record flight.

  • Description

    Title missing. Issue sheet reads: "Cranwell. We Want Those Long Distance Flight Records. Good luck to Sq. Ldr. Gayford and Flt. Lt. Brett and their giant Fairey-Napier to attempt to beat America's 5,011 miles."

    Cranwell, Lincolnshire.

    Squadron Leader O R Gayford and Flight Lieutenant Brett stand by the tail of their plane looking at maps.

    Shot of the giant Fairey-Napier monoplane. CU propellor turning round. The plane moves away across the airfield.

    The plane takes off. Shots of the plane flying overhead.

    Air to air shots of the Fairey-Napier in flight.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    871.26
    Media URN:
    12777
    Group:
    Pathe newsreels
    Archive:
    British Pathé
    Issue Date:
    28/10/1931
    Sound:
    sound
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:01:15:00
    Time in/Out:
    01:45:52:00 / 01:47:07:00
    Canister:
    31/86

Comments (3)

  1. jamied says

    The aircraft shown is a Fairey long-range monoplane, Serial No. K1991.

    "Squadron Leader G R Gayford" - actually it should read O R Gayford (his first name was Oswald).

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  2. jamied says

    SEE ALSO CLIP 697.12 FOR FOOTAGE OF GAYFORD'S FUTURE RECORD-BREAKING FLIGHT IN THIS AIRCRAFT.

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  3. British Pathé says

    Thanks. We've corrected the names.

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