• Short Summary

    AIRCRAFT WORKERS AT THE BRISTOL-SIDDELEY AIRCRAFT FACTORY IN BRISTOL, ON ENGLAND'S WEST COST, HAVE JOINED IN THE HUNT FOR A SABOTEUR WHO TRIED TO DELAY PRODUCTION OF THE SUPERSONIC CONCORDE AIRLINER.

  • Description

    1.
    GV EXT BRISTOL-SIDDELEY BUILDING
    0.05

    2.
    GV INT WORKSHOP
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    3.
    TV PAN ENGINE ON TEST BED
    0.23

    4.
    SV ENGINEER WATCHES FROM WINDOW, PAN ACROSS TO ENGINE BEING TESTED
    0.31

    5.
    GV INT ASSEMBLY HALL JIGS FOR CONCORDE
    0.34

    6.
    CU SIGN "INDENT BOARD FOR FORWARD FUSELAGE ASSEMBLY"
    0.40

    7.
    GV FORWARD FUSELAGE
    0.45

    8.
    CU SIGN "FIRST PROTOTYPE LABEL"
    0.50

    9.
    LV ENGINE ON HOIST POSITIONED IN FACTORY IN TOULOUSE, FRANCE
    0.57

    10.
    GTV PAN SHOWING CONCORDE AIRLINER TAKING SHAPE
    1.23



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    Background: AIRCRAFT WORKERS AT THE BRISTOL-SIDDELEY AIRCRAFT FACTORY IN BRISTOL, ON ENGLAND'S WEST COST, HAVE JOINED IN THE HUNT FOR A SABOTEUR WHO TRIED TO DELAY PRODUCTION OF THE SUPERSONIC CONCORDE AIRLINER. AN IMPORTANT ENGINE PART WAS FOUND SMASHED YESTERDAY (FRIDAY) IN A MACHINE SHOP AT THE FACTORY.

    THE SMASHED ENGINE PART WAS FOUND WITH A HAMMER LYING NEARBY. WITH THE HAMMER WAS A NOTE SAYING: "THIS IS THE MALLET WHICH DID THE JOB. I WISH I COULD BE HERE TO SEE THE FUN." BOTH THE WORKERS AND MANAGEMENT ARE FURIOUS AT THE SABOTAGE AND ARE DETERMINED THAT THE CONCORDE -- AN ANGLO-FRENCH PROJECT -- SHALL MEET ITS DELIVERY DATE.

    THE 1,500-MILES-AN-HOUR (2,400 KMS) CONCORDE -- THREE YEARS AHEAD OF ITS NEAREST AMERICAN RIVAL -- IS DUE TO MAKE ITS FIRST FLIGHT IN 21 MONTHS TIME. ABOUT 60 OF THE PLANES HAVE BEEN ORDERED. YESTERDAY'S SABOTAGE MEANS THAT WORK WILL BE HELD UP ON THE ENGINE -- THE OLYMPUS 593. HOWEVER, IT WILL NOT HINDER THE DEVELOPMENT OF THE ENGINE AS A WHOLE.

    SECURITY MEN INVESTIGATING THE SABOTAGE ARE BEING GIVEN THE WHOLE-HEARTED SUPPORT OF THE UNION OFFICIALS AND WORKERS. ALL MEN WHO WORK IN THE MACHINE SHOP CONCERNED ARE BEING QUESTIONED.

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    Film ID:
    VLVA4VYKYBMHF43131P4AGKATW5YM
    Media URN:
    VLVA4VYKYBMHF43131P4AGKATW5YM
    Group:
    Reuters - Source to be Verified
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    28/05/1966
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:01:23:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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