• Short Summary

    Lightnings fly to R.A.F. base in Gutersloh, Germany.

  • Description

    Item title reads - Lightnings to Germany.

    Lightning Mark 2 aircraft fly to Germany to replace Javelins for N.A.T.O. Leconfield, Yorkshire.

    M/S large group of pilots from number 19 Squadron Fighter Command walking towards camera. Various shots Lightnings lined up in background waiting to take off for Germany. M/S pilots being given last minute briefing by Squadron Commander Wing Commander Cox. M/S Wing Commander Jones and Group Captain Wootton Station Commander, right. C/U Group Captain Wootton. M/S Lightnings lined up with pilots in cockpits. C/U pilot adjusting helmet. M/S R.A.F. personnel and others waving goodbye.

    M/S pan two Lightnings taxiing down runway. M/S large sign: 'Royal Air Force Gutersloh welcomes you to Germany'. M/S radar turning. M/S pan with four Lightnings flying overhead. M/S Lightning landing and taxiing along runway. M/S pan Lightning, showing rocket attached to fuselage. M/S four more Lightnings flying overhead. M/S Lightning and parachute brake. Various shots Lightnings zooming low overhead at speed. M/S planes in line on aerodrome. C/U effect of jet exhaust. C/U exhaust. M/S pilot stepping down from Lighting and being greeted by Commander in Chief R.A.F. Germany, Air Marshal Sir Ronald Lees. L/S Lightnings lined up and pilots being greeted. M/S as a German Flying Officer shakes hands with the British pilots. M/S Lightnings lined up, with another plane in foreground.

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    Film ID:
    Media URN:
    Pathe newsreels
    British Pathé
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    Available on request
    Black & White
    Time in/Out:
    01:41:58:00 / 01:43:19:00

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