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    Preparations for the Gloster Meteor, the first British Royal Air Force operational jet fighter warplane, prior to the attempt to break the world air speed record of over 600 miles per hour

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    SLATE INFORMATION: Preparations for the Speed Record Bid

    ENGLAND: Herne Bay: Kent:
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    AEROPLANES - English Preparations for World Air Speed Record at Herne Bay. Shots of Photographic & Timing apparatus. Floats in sea marking course. Shots of the "Gloster Meteor on ground. Test Pilot Eric Greenwood & Goup Capt. Wilson both attempting to break the record. Plane taking off on trial, in air, landing.


    GREENWOOD. Eric. Standing w. Group Capt. Wilson in front of the Gloster Meteor "Britannia. at Manston Aerodrome.


    HURNE BAY. (KENT). For World Air Speed Record at.


    WILSON. Group Captain. Standing w. Eric Greenwood by Gloster Meteor, "Britannia" at Manston Aerodrome.

    Group Captain H.J. (Willy) Wilson, Gloster Meteor F3, jet, fighter, aircraft, warplane, twin-engine fighter, prepare, Rolls-Royce Derwent engines, Eric Greenwood, chief test pilot, test flight, runway, takeoff, take off, trial, modified, fly, flight, design, flying, aircraft
    Background: Preparations for the Gloster Meteor, the first British Royal Air Force operational jet fighter warplane, prior to the attempt to break the world air speed record of over 600 miles per hour

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    Film ID:
    VLVAC7SMTAZDGP1BRZBUJGNWLL9DH
    Media URN:
    VLVAC7SMTAZDGP1BRZBUJGNWLL9DH
    Group:
    Reuters - Gaumont British Newsreel
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    29/10/1945
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:02:16:00
    Time in/Out:
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    Canister:
    N/A

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