• Short Summary

    THE FIRST SQUADRON OF ROYAL AIR FORCE SUPERSONIC JETS TO BE BASED IN EUROPE TODAY (THURSDAY) LEFT ENGLAND FOR THEIR NEW BASE IN WEST GERMANY.

  • Description

    1.
    MV RAF LIGHTNING CREWS WALK TOWARDS CAMERA
    0.05

    2.
    LV PLANES LINED UP
    0.10

    3.
    MV CREW GO ON BOARD
    0.15

    4.
    MV PILOT IN COCKPIT
    0.17

    5.
    MV SIGN ON TAIL
    0.19

    6.
    CU DITTO
    0.20

    7.
    LV LIGHTNINGS TAKE OFF
    0.26

    8.
    LV PLANE LANDING IN GERMANY
    0.31

    9.
    LV DITTO ANOTHER PLANE
    0.36

    10.
    MV BRITISH & GERMAN OFFICERS
    0.39

    11.
    MLV LIGHTNING TAXIING
    0.45

    12.
    MV PILOT OUT OF SEAT
    0.48

    13.
    MV GERMAN & BRITISH OFFICERS TALK TO PILOT
    0.51

    14.
    MLV PILOTS TALKING TO GERMAN OFFICER
    0.56

    15.
    GROUND TO AIR PLANES PASS CAMERA (2 SHOTS)
    1.11

    16.
    MV CAMERAMEN
    1.16

    17.
    GROUND TO AIR PLANES PASS CAMERA
    1.21

    18.
    LV PLANE LANDING
    1.29

    19.
    LV PLANES LINED UP (2 SHOTS)
    1.37


    THE SQUADRON LEAVING ITS BASE AT LECONFIELD IN YORKSHIRE; LANDING AT ITS NEW BASE; PLANES TAKING PART IN AEROBATICS; PILOTS TALKING WITH GERMAN AIR FORCE OFFICERS; PLANES ON TARMAC.




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    Script is copyright Reuters Limited. All rights reserved

    Background: THE FIRST SQUADRON OF ROYAL AIR FORCE SUPERSONIC JETS TO BE BASED IN EUROPE TODAY (THURSDAY) LEFT ENGLAND FOR THEIR NEW BASE IN WEST GERMANY. IT IS NUMBER 19 SQUADRON OF FIGHTER COMMAND WHICH IS EQUIPPED WITH LIGHTNING MARK TWO AIRCRAFT.

    NUMBER 19 SQUADRON'S LIGHTNING'S WILL REPLACE THE MUCH SLOWER JAVELIN JETS WHICH HAVE BEEN SERVING WITH BRITAIN'S SECOND ALLIED TACTICAL AIR FORCE UNDER NATO COMMAND. THEIR ROLE WILL BE THAT OF INTERCEPTORS. THERE ARE 12 AIRCRAFT IN THE SQUADRON.

    THE R.A.F'S OTHER LIGHTNING SQUADRON AT LECONFIELD - NUMBER 92 - WILL JOIN NUMBER 19 SQUADRON IN GERMANY AT THE END OF THE YEAR.

    (THE LIGHTNING MK.2 IS CAPABLE OF MARCH 2 (ABOUT 1400 M.P.H.) AND IS EQUIPPED WITH THE RED TOP AIR-TO-AIR MISSILE.)

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    VLVA9IRA8I10D23I358F5B66ZKTAN
    Media URN:
    VLVA9IRA8I10D23I358F5B66ZKTAN
    Group:
    Reuters - Including Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    23/09/1965
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:01:37:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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