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    Lympne, England: GV Slip Pan Aircraft lined up at Lympne Airport SV Monoplane. Angle Shot Sign on fuselage "EMBASSY OF UNITED STATES OF AMERICA - CIVIL AIR ATTACHE, LONDON. SV American plane slip to small upper wing monoplane. Angle Shot Prop and engine. Single shot sign on rudder - "SCANDINAVIS AERO INDUSTRIE DANMARK" SV Dutchman out of small monoplane. CU "ERCOUPE" on plane slip pan to Dutchman waves. SCU Douglas Fairbanks Jnr. and Noel Coward. CU Fairbanks pan to Coward (in dark glasses) GV Spitfires lined up. SV Pilots getting ready for high speed handicap - Flt. Lt. Colquhon climbing into cockpit. CU Flt. Lt. Colquhon in cockpit. SV John Derry into cockpit. CU John Derry in plane. SCU Miss Lettice Curtis into cockpit."



    Side V. J.O. Matthews in Firefly IV for Fairey Aviation Company taking off. Side V. Pan Flt. Lt. Colquhon in Spitfire taking off. Side V. J (Cat's eyes) Cunningham in Vampire III for De Havilland's taking off and banking very low wing tip near ground. Shot Spitfire towards, turns and away. Shot Firefly towards and away. SV Spectators looking up. Shot Vampire flying towards and away. Shot Spectators looking up. LV Pan Colquhon in Spitfire flying low over ground SCU Timing officials. CU Ditto. SV Flt. Lt. Colquhon with cup (Winner) (324 MPH in 15 minutes 24 seconds) Presented by Minister of Civil Aviation. SCU Ditto with cup.



    Aviation; Great Britain




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    Film ID:
    VLVA8VBKB9VYZTDHKUOAYFMUROEYW
    Media URN:
    VLVA8VBKB9VYZTDHKUOAYFMUROEYW
    Group:
    Reuters - Including Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    28/08/1948
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:01:20:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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