• Short Summary

    Ex-Luftwaffe pilots take delivery of ex-RAF Tiger Moths and fly them to Germany.

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    Thruxton, Wiltshire.

    Tiger Moths planes, former property of RAF (Royal Air Force, R.A.F.), are sold to Germans to be used for flying instruction - ex-Luftwaffe pilots are to fly them home to Germany. GV. Tiger Moths lined up at Thruxton aerodrome in Wiltshire. SV. Pan, Tiger Moths lined up. SV. Planes. CU. German markings on tail of plane. SV. Squadron leader Doran-Webb handing over papers to 47 year old, former Luftwaffe bomber pilot Captain Barnhard Schleager, pan over to Captain Schleager holding the papers. SCU. Werner Wegmann of Essen putting on a flying helmet alongside Tiger Moth. SV. Hans Staner of Bonn putting on flying coat. CU. Hans Staner buttoning up coat. SV. Werner Wegmann and Staner helping Rudolf Winter with his straps, who is sitting in cockpit. CU. Mechanic turning propellor and starting it. AV. Squadron leader Doran-Webb on control tower giving signal for takeoff. LV. Pan, Tiger Moths taxiing away for takeoff. GV. Tiger Moths taking off. AS. Squadron leader Doran-Webb watching from control tower. GV. Tiger Moths flying away en route for Germany. SV. People watching. FV. Tiger Moths flying low over aerodrome towards camera, and pan to back view as they fly away for Germany.

    (Orig.Neg.) (Title scene K.)

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    Film ID:
    Media URN:
    Pathe newsreels
    British Pathé
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    Available on request
    Black & White
    Time in/Out:
    01:42:49:00 / 01:44:00:00

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