STK-ID 3964

Royal Canadian Air Force gunnery and bombing school, Jarvis, Ontario (00/00/1940): shots of trainee checking machine gun in plane cockpit, of propeller turning, of Fairey Battle taxiing. Cut to instructor marking hits on tow target after flight. Interior views of trainee training on indoor machine gun range . Sequence on instructor telling men about the Vickers machine gun. Closer shot of same, of machine gun. Long AIR TO AIR shot of Fairey Battle in flight. Closer shot of aircraft, of tow target and of plane manoeuvering for a shot. Several views of trainees marching on base, learning radio communication in the laboratory and in the classroom. CUs of small bombs dropping from wing rack, of trainee manning a bomb sight. LAS of propeller spinning, crew getting into Fairey Battle. Ground crewman attaches bombs to wing rack. Plane takes off over camera. Sequence on men working on bomb plotting chart, on bombs, on bomb rack, on bomb sight.


Excerpt from
Canadian News
National Film Board
Available formats
Reel 35 mm, Video HI 8
Shooting format
35mm dupe neg b&w
Aspect ratio