• Short Summary

    RAF Parachutists prepare their display for the Farnborough air display.

  • Description

    Full title reads: "Abingdon. Paratroops Rehearse Farnboro'."

    Abingdon, Oxfordshire. RAF Parachutists prepare their display for the Farnborough air display.

    LV Paratroops leaving hangar to board Argosy plane. GV As they walk towards aircraft. SV They go aboard.

    LV Dropping zone officer standing by Land Rover. CU Officer. SV Airman lights marker flare.

    Air to air, Argosy in flight. LV Int. Argosy, troops prepare to jump. CU One of the men. CU Altimeter fixed to parachute. SV Man looking through observation window over the dropping zone. GV Clouds over the dropping zone. Air to ground, the dropping zone. Air to air, as the men jump from the Argosy. SV Int. as the men jump out. Air to air as the men free fall. SV As the last of the troops jump from the Argosy. Air to air as they fall away from the Argosy. Air to air, the troops falling leaving smoke trail. Air to air as parachutes open. GV As one lands very close to the market and another lands just the other side of it. LV Another lands right on the marker. GV More troops land. LV Another one coming in to land. CU As he lands rolling over. LV Another coming in. CU As he lands without falling over he turns and smiles at camera.


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    Film ID:
    Media URN:
    Pathe newsreels
    British Pathé
    Issue Date:
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Black & White
    Time in/Out:
    01:33:11:00 / 01:34:57:00

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