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    Churchill (Prime Minister) tours the Midlands and appears in uniform of the RAF for the first time

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    Gaumont British Ident

    SLATE INFORMATION: Mr. Churchill Meets Pilots And Workers

    ENGLAND: West Midlands: Coventry:

    AEROPLANES R.A.F. AND NAVAL PLANES. Churchill w. Wife inspects R.A.F. Fighter Squardon 615. (wearing R.A.F. Uniform for 1st time).. watch Spitfire doing its stuff..chatting to Test Pilot..etc. meets Sq/Ldr.Gillman..inspects Hurricane..Aircraft factory..Whitney bombers..

    AIR RAIDS AND A.R.P. rescuing wounded from house..putting out oil fire bomb..playing hose on burning house (supposed) Prime Minister w.Wife visits bombed Coventry & Midlands..inspects A.R.P.Personnel.

    ANTI-AIRCRAFT Churchill inspects A.A.Gun on R.A.F. 'Drome Detachment of 6 A.T.S. man predictor..manning sight & Range finders..calls out measured heights to

    CHURCHILL. WINSTON. Visits bombed Coventry..inspects A.R.P. personnel..w.wife sees Spitfire in action..chats w.Test Pilot..(P.M.in R.A.F.Uniform for 1st time)..wearing Egyptian medal, Kyartoum & South African medals..w.pilots etc. meets Sq/Ldr.Gillam.

    CHURCHILL, WINSTON. Inspects Hurricane..A.A.Gin..R.A.F.Guard..visits Coventry Munition Works..inside Coventry Cathedral..Aircraft factory..inspects Whitney Bombers..discusses flight w.Henshawa.

    COVENTRY. Prime Minister w. Wife tours Coventry & the Midlands.. inspects A. R. P. Personnel sees Coventry Cathedral..Coventry Munition & Aircraft factory

    FACTORIES. Churchill visits Aircraft factory in Coventry

    GEORGE MEDALLISTS AND MEDALS Prime Minister in R.A.F. uniform (Winston Churchill) 1st time..wearing Egyptian medal, Kyartoum South African medals

    GILLAM, Squadron Leader A.F.C., D.F.C., C.C.Squadron Meets Churchill at R.A.F.Station uniform for 1st time)

    HENSHAW, Alex In cockpit of Spitfire before taking off.. discusses flight w. Churchill..testing planes in air at Coventry

    Personalities - Politicians; Airforce - Active; Industries, Trades and Crafts

    Royal Air Force, Sir Winston, World War II, WWII, Prime Minister,
    Background: Churchill (Prime Minister) tours the Midlands and appears in uniform of the RAF for the first time

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    Reuters - Gaumont British Newsreel
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