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    Personnel, turning propellor, dropping zone & smoke marker, supplies being dropped.

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    RAF supply drop for jungle troops, documentation mentions Ron Farnes of Sherborne, Lt Gordon Symes of Plymouth, Alex Connor of Glasgow, Peter Whitelaw of Ilford, Len Farrant of Sherborne, John Roberts of Liverpool, Charles Gardiner of Glasgow & Len Taylor of Battersea.

    LS. R.A.F. Valetta transport plane. R.A.S.C. truck backs up to aircraft (driver Edward Spencer of Chelmsford). LS. Inside plane unloading supplies. LS. and MS. R.A.F. Ground personnel, turning propellor. LS. Aircraft. MS. and CU. plugging in Battery lead. LS. Inside lorry, unloading onto plane. LS. R.A.F. crew going aboard. LS. Lorry driving away from plane. MS. Ground staff give O.K. to start. LS. Pilot's Cabin. LS. R.A.S.C. Personnel preparing for drop. LS. Through front of plane, dropping zone and smoke marker. Various shots of supplies being dropped. CU. at door of aircraft Various air shots of jungle. LS. Pilot's cabin. LS. Getting ready for drop. CU. at door giving order for drop. LS. Pilot in foreground approaching dropping zone. CU. Ready to push out supplies. LS. Exterior of plane. LS. Crew leaving plane.

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    Film ID:
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    Unissued unused
    British Pathé
    Issue Date:
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    Available on request
    Black & White
    Time in/Out:
    01:36:58:00 / 01:42:09:00
    UN 2666 D

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  1. LesleyBasha says

    It is so wonderful to be able to see my Dad at the age of 19 in motion! This was taken five years before I was born. Thank you so much for bringing the past to life. Now I have registered with you I look forward to discovering more delights.

    Lesley Basha nee Farnes

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