• Short Summary

    The last of the Avro Lancaster bombers flies from a Cornish airfield to be broken up.

  • Description

    St. Mawgan, Cornwall.

    BV. The Avro Lancaster being drawn out of hangar onto the tarmac. GV. The last Lancaster in the RAF (Royal Air Force) service standing on the runway at St. Mawgan Cornwall, with R.A.F. personnel standing around. SV. Crew of the Lancaster lined up alongside (2 shots). AS. Showing insignia and nose of the Lancaster. GV. Ceremony around Lancaster bomber. SV. Air Chief Marshall, Sir Walter Dawson, shaking hands with crew. SV. RAF officers looking on. SV. Crew walking to plane and getting in followed by the Captain Wing Commander Edward Brooks, D.F.C. SV. Wing Commander Brooks getting into bomber. CU. Wing Commander Brooks waving. SV. Lancaster bomber with propellers turning. SCU. Pilot waving O.K. from cockpit. CU. Chock being taken away from wheel. LV. & SV. Plane taxiing towards. GV. Towards and pan, Lancaster bomber takes off for last time on way to breakers yard. CU. RAF officers watching. SV. Pan, Lancaster bomber flies low over aerodrome. GV. Pan, mass of Lancaster bomber with propellors turning, lined up ready for mass bombing raid during the war. SV. Pan RAF ground crew sitting on bombs as they are wheeled to the planes. SV. Ground crew bombing up. CU. Two bombs in bomb bay. SV. Pan, Lancaster bomber takes off at night. GV. CU. Air to air shot, Lancaster bomber in flight at night. GV. From the air, mass of bombs bursting and fires burning at night over Germany. LV. Another Lancaster bomber on the aerodrome about to be bombed up with the large bomb. SV. Ground crew operating mechanism. LV. Ten ton bomb being wound up into bomb bay. CU. Bomb in bomb bay. GV. Towards, Lancaster bomber takes off and fires over camera. GV. Pan, Lancaster bomber in flight. SV. Interior of the bomber, navigator at work. BV. Lancaster bomber in flight. The bomb drops from the bomb bay, pan with bomb as it goes down. GV. From the air as bombs burst. SV. Air to air, the last Lancaster bomber in flight on way to the breaking up yard. GV. Air to air, the last Lancaster bomber in flight.

    (Orig.Neg.) (Title E.)

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    Film ID:
    Media URN:
    Pathe newsreels
    British Pathé
    Issue Date:
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Black & White
    Time in/Out:
    01:32:35:00 / 01:34:44:00

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