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    Shackleton aircraft fly to South America in Operation 'Suntan'.

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    Unissued / Unused material.

    Operation 'Suntan' - Shackleton aircraft fly to South America.

    Air shot of Shackleton en route to Gibraltar, it passes Rock. Various shots as it flies over Dakar. Various shots of Air Vice Marshal Tuttle, who led the flight, performing a crossing the line ceremony on aircraft. Various shots members of aircrew, Sergeant Snow at the radar, Sergeant Martin who looks after servicing the aircraft. Various shots flying over Natal. Various shots inspection of Brazilian Guard of Honour at Recife airfield. Various shots march past by Brazilian Air Force. Various shots RAF boys relaxing on Boa Viagem Beach.

    Various shots airmen servicing their aircraft. Various shots Air Vice Marshal Tuttle discussing tour with Brazilian representatives at Recife. Various shots fly past at Recife. Various shots flying over Georgetown, British Guiana. MS as RAF ensign is hoisted. Various shots flying over the Demerera River en route to Venezuela. Various shots flying over paddy fields near Georgetown. Various shots crossing mountain on the Venezuelan coast. Various shots flying over Barceloneta.

    Various shots arrival at Marquetia Airport, Colonel Jose Saul Guerrero welcomes Squadron to Venezuela. Various shots as Colonel Guerrero and his aides inspect men and aircraft at Marquetia. Various shots tour of Caracas showing style of buildings, amphitheatre and visit to the Caracas Sports Club. Various shots of a barbecue thrown by the Club for the visitors. Various shots Shackleton in flight on way home.

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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:
    01:11:55:00 / 01:19:03:00
    UN 2791 G

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