• Short Summary

    Takeoff of British jet bomber which smashed Atlantic crossing record.

  • Description

    RAF Station Aldergrove, Northern Ireland.

    LS. Ground crew opening hangar doors - pan to the Canberra, British jet bomber, in the hangar. MS. Air crew being briefed - two shots. CU. Squadron Leader Callard, the pilot of Canberra. SCU. Flight Lieutenant Robson, radio operator. MS. Hands on the briefing table. CU. Flight Lieutenant Hasket, navigator. MS. Mechanics repairing damaged wing - three shots. MS. Canberra being towed out of hangar. MS. RAF (Royal Air Force) S. P. holding an Alsatian dog. MS. Tractor. Engine of the aircraft. MS. Rear view of the Canberra. CU. RAF insignia on fuselage. MS. Petrol cistern moving past. MS. Air crew walking towards camera. LS. & MS. Canberra being refuelled. SCU. Mechanics refuelling the Canberra. SCU. Air crew taking - two shots. MS. Checking fuel in wing tip tank with dipstick. MS. Pilot waving from cockpit. MS. The Canberra, pan to blast on the ground from jet engines. MS. RAF S. P. holding hands to his ears. MS. Wing tip swinging round. LS. Canberra taking off. LS. Ground crew on tarmac watching takeoff for the record Atlantic flight. LS. The Canberra in flight.


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    Film ID:
    Media URN:
    Pathe newsreels
    British Pathé
    Issue Date:
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Black & White
    Time in/Out:
    01:48:06:00 / 01:49:41:00

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