• Short Summary

    Good shots of RAF biplanes flying in tight formation.

  • Description

    Full title reads: "Upper Heyford. 'Wing Tip' Drill. See this & the many other thrills at this year's R.A.F. Pageant - Hendon - June 25th."

    Upper Heyford, Oxfordshire.

    Long shot of at least twenty RAF planes flying high overhead in a 'V' formation - almost like a flock of geese.

    Aerial views from one of the planes, looking across the other planes in the formation. The biplanes all carry the Royal Air Force symbol. View from above of two of the planes showing the ground far below.

    Shot from the ground of a small 'V' formation.

    More shots of the planes in flight. Planes fly overhead in a different close formation.

    More flying shots - the biplanes are two seaters (Voice over says they are Hawker Hearts)

    Planes fly overhead in three arrowhead formations. Closer shot of one arrowhead.

    POV shot from just behind the head of pilot of one of the planes. More shots within the formation.

    The planes dive down at speed and then pull back.

    Shots of plane in diamond formation.

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    Film ID:
    Media URN:
    Pathe newsreels
    British Pathé
    Issue Date:
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Black & White
    Time in/Out:
    01:28:32:00 / 01:30:40:00

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  1. Unknown user says

    I was just 4 months old in June 1932 and my Dad was reprimanded by the C/O as my two older brothers were picking mushrooms off of the runway while the Gordon 40's and the Hyundi's were trying to take off in very strong wind conditions.This would have been towards the end of 1932
    Ivor (Body)

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