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  • Short Summary

    Huge joint air force exercise in the skies over England.

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    Beckenham and West Malling, Kent.

    CU. Head shot of pilot at West Malling RAF (Royal Air Force) station. MS. Airmen rushing off to plane after being called to action. MS. Pan, Mosquito plane taking off. LS. Mosquito in flight. MS. Vapour trails of bomber formation in sky showing trails of interceptor fighters coming in at the side (5 shots). LS. Across aerodrome, of fading vapour trails. MS. Belgian pilots and crews being briefed, & SCU. CU. Crew climbing into hatchway of plane and hatch being closed. SCU. Propellor of Mosquito revolving. MS. Mosquito revving up. SCU. Mosquito taxiing. LS. Mosquito taxiing. LS. Vapour trails. LS. Interceptor plane across vapour trails. LS. Mosquito being refuelled. SCU. Airman sitting in easy chair reading the 'News of the World'. He jumps up and throws paper aside as call to action is received (2 shots). MS. Airmen jumping up as action call is received. SCU. Sleeping airman with magazine over his face, he rises. SCU. Airmen playing darts. SCU. Control officer taking telephone message. MS. Control officer seated at desk receiving phone message. SCU. Two airmen putting on helmets. CU. Pilot putting on helmet. MS. Crews rushing to plane and climbing in. MS. Mosquito being refuelled. CU. Pipe being inserted into plane. MS. Airman making inspection of his plane. CU. Dials on fuel filler. MS. Airman inspecting wheel of plane. MS. Plane being refuelled. MS. Men playing darts waiting for call to action. CU. Plotters at work inside the GPO station at West Wickham. Various shots inside plotting room, showing plotters telephonists at work. CU. Dial and clock on wall. SCU. & CU. Various shots of spotters at work on roof of buildings (7 shots). MS. Plotters round table. MS. SCU. Spotters at work on roof (7 shots).

    (Mute. Orig. Neg.)

    Information found in the old record - Cuts 49/78. The complete coverage of Rickard.

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    Film ID:
    Media URN:
    Unissued unused
    British Pathé
    Issue Date:
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Black & White
    Time in/Out:
    01:00:02:00 / 01:09:22:00
    UN 2179 A

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