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    Gloster Meteor and Lancaster tanker plane flying and refuelling in the air.

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    Tarrant Rushton airport, Dorset.

    New record for jet aircraft made possible by refuelling in the air. Documentation states designer Mr Macgregor, tanker pilot Mr Marks 5 years test pilot.

    MS. Gloster Meteor flying along. Wing of photographer's plane seen in foreground. MS. The Meteor flying along. MS. The Lancaster tanker 'plane, with pipe line and funnel being let out. CU. Back view of pilot at controls of the Lancaster. MS. Elevated shot of the funnel and pipe line stretching out. MS. The Meteor flying towards funnel, which is seen in foreground. MS. Side view Meteor ramming the funnel. SCU. Head on shot of Meteor with nose in funnel. MS. Side view Meteor with nose in funnel. SCU. Head on shot ditto. MS. Pipe line leaving Meteor pan to tanker plane. SCU. Head on shot Meteor in flight. SCU. Side view Meteor ramming funnel. MS Tanker 'plane also seen. MS. Head-on shot Meteor in flight. MS. Side view Meteor ramming funnel. CU. Nose of Meteor in funnel. MS. Side view Meteor in funnel. MS. Meteor in flight. MS. Tanker 'plane. Funnel seen under belly. SCU. Head-on shot Meteor ramming funnel. (2 shots). CU. Head shot of Meteor pilot - Mr. Hornidge. MS. Meteor taking off. MS. Hornidge (Meteor pilot, 8 years test pilot) stepping down from 'plane and being greeted by Air Commodore Wincott and Mr. Davies, Manager. CU. Wincott. MS. Crew of tanker getting out of 'plane. SCU. Crew of tanker. CU. Fuel operator's cabin in the tanker. SCU. Signal lights under nose of Lancaster. SCU. Nose of meteor with valve operating. CU. and SCU. Side view ditto. SCU. Control panel of Meteor with fuel gauge dials working. (3 shots).

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    Film ID:
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    Unissued unused
    British Pathé
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    Available on request
    Black & White
    Time in/Out:
    01:25:09:00 / 01:29:37:00
    UN 2159 A

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