STK-ID 26726

Fiftieth anniversary of the Royal Air Force: Various AIR TO AIR shots of bombers - Havocs, Mosquitoes, etc., of Spitfires. Flash back to World War One air base, FE-2 night bomber being wheeled out of hangar, being bombed up, crew of two taking their places in pod, etc. Two men show off an early type of bomb. Shots of Short Type 225 seaplane being launched, taking off. Shots of a BE-8 RAF (Royal Aircraft Factory) being wheeled out. PAN of group of airmen among whom can be seen Raymond Collishaw, Billy Bishop, Billy Barker. Brief view of Pfalz D3.5, a German fighter. Sequence on the WRAF women having a meal, working on aircraft components, cleaning up, holding a Sopwith Pup as engine is started, doing their hair all giggly and a-twitter.


Excerpt from
War News
National Film Board
Available formats
Reel 16 mm, Digital Video Disk, Digital Bétacam
Shooting format
16mm fine grain b&w, 16mm dupe neg b&w
Aspect ratio
Available resolutions
720 x 486