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  • Short Summary

    Schoolboys visit the Cranwell Aerodrome and receive instruction from RAF personnel.

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    Filmed at Cranwell Aerodrome, Lincolnshire. Introductory intertitle reads: "Not many years ago we used to stress the importance of "sea sense" to this Island. Today, the sea has a rival - Air - and every year it grows, especially among the younger generation."

    L/S of a group of people standing at a railway station. Dissolve into a group of children standing beside a railway locomotive - they admire it. C/U of three young boys sitting in a railway carriage. They look out of the window. M/S of large number of schoolboys arriving at "Once on the 'drome the RAF Instructors are kept busy explaining all about the fighting aircraft." M/S of large group of schoolboys standing by an aircraft as an RAF man tells them about it. Dissolve to another shot of the boys looking at the plane. High angle shot of the two planes on the airfield. RAF personnel stand lined up on the runway. M/S of the boys looking closely at the aircraft.

    "Controls, engines, wings - nothing is left unexplored by these young "Crusaders"..." M/S of RAF instructor showing how the wings of the plane move. Interior - boys are shown what I presume is aircraft engines. M/S of boys being shown the mechanics of an engine. Exterior - Man puts on a parachute to show the boys how it is done. M/S of planes moving across the airfield. Biplanes take off and fly overhead. Various shots of planes in flight and of boys watching the planes overhead. Planes fly in formation. Various shots of men and boys watching the planes.

    Was an item in Pathe Pictorial issue number 684.

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    Film ID:
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    Eve pictorials
    British Pathé
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    Available on request
    Black & White
    Time in/Out:
    01:45:18:00 / 01:48:43:00
    EP 172

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  1. Unknown user says

    "children standing beside a railway locomotive" - it's A3 locomotive No. 2552, named "Sansovino".

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