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    Air Force Astra Gazette issue number 2.

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    Unissued / Unused material (Astra Gazette).

    Title - 'Astra Gazette'. Air Force magazine - Issue 2.

    Far East Supply Drop.
    Men's Hats.
    Chessington Zoo Model.
    London High Flight Premier.

    01:43:00 - Title - 'Far East Supply Drop'.

    Aerial views of Fort Telanok. LS plane. Various shots soldiers throwing flares which explode to show where base is. Various shots as planes fly over and parachutes drop crates whilst soldiers watch. Various shots Malayans watching parachutes landing. LS planes.

    01:45:07- Title - 'Men's Hats'. Piccadilly, London.

    MS man in shop putting red flat cap on and looking at himself in the mirror. MS as he is handed trilby which he tries on. MS tartan cap, pan across brightly coloured checked hats to Mexican hat. CU man trying on yellow checked flat cap. MS as a businessman in suit comes in and takes off black bowler hat. MS showing he is wearing bright red waistcoat, the assistant hands him bright red bowler. MS as he is handed two checked brimmed hats which he tries on. MS as he is handed leopard print hat with brim which he tries on and approves of.

    01:46:29 - Title - 'Chessington Zoo Model'. Surrey.

    Various shots model Ann Aubrey walking up to cage with photographer. MS as she goes into the vulture cage and holds up meat for them. Various shots of her posing with vultures and smiling. MS as she leaves and they eat piece of meat. MS Arabian camel on ground, Ann goes up and sits down with it. Various shots as she feeds it whilst photographer takes pictures. MS man feeding penguins. MS photographer. MS's Ann and penguins. MS lions in cage growling. MS leopards. MS Ann going into lions' cage. She walks up to lion and strokes it then poses for photos. CU lion growling. MS elephant spraying Ann with water. CU elephant.

    01:49:22 - Title - 'London High Flight Premier'.

    MS Royal Air Force men marching into cinema for premier of 'High Flight'. MS guests in lobby. Various shots Air Chief Marshal Sir Dermot Boyle and his wife greeting film's producer Irving Allen. MS American Air Force man being handed programme. CU as he opens it to see his picture in the front. CU girl handing out programmes. MS Morris Cathlan (?) and model looking at model aeroplane. Various shots writer and director Ken Hughes lighting girl's cigarette. MS and CU pilot Neville Duke and his wife. MS actress Hattie Jacques and her husband actor John Le Mesurier talking to Victor Madden. CU Madden. MS Elaine Stewart and a man. MS Bernice Swanson wearing blue dress which bulges out in the middle and tapers around her ankles. She walks up and speaks to RAF man, pan down her dress. MS Alderman Sir Cullum Welsh, Mayor of London, Mr Frankivitch and Irving Allen. Guests make their way up steps past servicemen. MS as they enter cinema. CU two RAF girls looking at programme. MS crew of Vulcan bomber. Various shots pilots of 43 squadron who took part in film, pan down kit. MS of the servicemen.

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    Film ID:
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    Unissued unused
    British Pathé
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    Available on request
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    01:42:49:00 / 01:51:55:00
    DOCS Astra Gazette number 2

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