Donaldson reaches a speed of 623 mph during a test flight for the air speed record.
De Havilland Aircraft Productions.
Various shots of the meteor flying over the sea at 623 mph. C.U. as plane is wheeled from hangar showing its unusual high tail fin.
Crowds on beaches watching the plane. Various shots of Meteor diving low over the Airfield, flying at 600 mph. Flying low over the sea at 623 mph.
Group Captain Donaldson with Donaldson, Waterton and Whittle posing for the camera and discussing their chances of breaking the speed record.
Pan from left to right Flt. Lt. Duke, Sqdr. Ldr, Waterton, Air Comm. Whittle and Sqdr. Ldr. Waterton.