• Short Summary

    Chefs of Soviet Air Force visit RAF Station, Honington.

  • Description


    GV. 20 Canberras lined up. SV. Marshal Zhigarev, Commander in Chief of Soviet Air Force stepping down from plane and is greeted by Air Marshal Sir Harry Broadhurst, Commander in Chief, Bomber Command. They turn to start inspection. SCU. Pilot standing in front of plane. SV. Towards, Zhigarev inspects Guard of Honour. Inspection ends and he salutes them and starts to walk away. SV. Pan as he starts to ascend steps up to control tower to watch display. SV. RAF police with Alsatian dogs looking on. AS. The party arriving at the top of the tower. LV. Towards, Canberras just taking off and past. SV. Royal Air Force and Russian officials sitting and watching. LV. Towards and past, two Hunters having taken off, followed by two more and then another two. LV. Four Canberras flying overhead. SV. Russian and RAF officials watching. LV. Large formation of Hunters go over. LV. Towards, four Javelins flying past. LV. Towards and past, Javelin flying upside down. SCU. Three officials. The middle one is Marshal Zhigarev. LV. Across aerodrome, showing Valiant, four Canberras flying from behind it. They start to descend, flying very low over the aerodrome and then sawing upwards.


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    Film ID:
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    Pathe newsreels
    British Pathé
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    Available on request
    Black & White
    Time in/Out:
    01:53:05:00 / 01:54:34:00

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