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  • Air Guardians Of The Coast (1940)

    🎬British Pathé – The work of Coastal Command - shots on board a plane as it overflies a merchant convoy. Full title reads: "Air Gardians of the Coast". The Solent. MS and aerial views of Sunderland flying boat taking off in the Solent. Various good shots of the crew during a mission. with shots of pilot and co-pilot at controls, navigator at work, cameraman filming a merchant ship below and co-pilot using aldis lamp to signal to ships in convoy below, also MS gunners in their positions.
    2036 Views
  • Air-Sea Rescue Launch (1952)

    🎬British Pathé – New RAF air sea rescue boat being tested on Solent. Air sea rescue launch tested on Solent near Portsmouth, Hampshire. Various point of view shots from back of speed boat. Various shots of RAF (Royal Air Force) air sea rescue speed boat at sea. C/U of helmsman at wheel. The boat passes a liner. C/U of controls inside wheel house. More shots rescue boat speeding past. L/S raft on fire at sea. The rescue boat passes it, crew direct hoses at blazing raft. C/U of man operating foam hose. C/U of foam squirting onto raft. Note: newspaper cutting and press release from Ministry of Supply about launch on file.
    1987 Views
  • All British Hydro Glider (1931)

    🎬British Pathé – New design of of motorboat with propellor to push it across the water. Title reads: "... here's the All-British Hydro-glider, first of air-screw-propelled Fleet of passenger and mail carrying craft for rivers and canals." Small boat - the 'Solent Hydroglider' - as mechanic starts engine. The boats engine turns a propellor in the back which pushes the boat through the air. Various shots of the boat speeding about on the water. Odd looking invention. Close shot through propellor on back of boat. More shots of man trying to start engine. The hydroglider slips past an old sailing vessel.
    1723 Views
  • Army On Land, Sea And Air (1967)

    🎬British Pathé – Army vehicles are demonstrated before an audience of military men. Solent, Hampshire. Several shots of a Royal Air Force Transport Command plane landing at a display ground before an audience of military officers; large bouncy containers are rolled off the plane; commentator says they hold petrol. A Land rover is driven off the plane. A helicopter is seen carrying supplies and a field gun suspended below it; troops board a helicopter while the officers watch; the helicopter takes off. Supplies are dropped to the ground by parachute. Several shots of a hovercraft moving over the tarmac. Landing craft is seen on the water; a floating dock hits the beach and tanks, tractors and trucks disembark. Numerous vehicles drive up onto the beach including an amphibious DUKW craft. Several shots of a hovercraft skimming across the water and up onto the beach.
    1728 Views
  • Army Transport Display (1967)

    🎬British Pathé – British military equipment is exercised on Lee-on-Solent beach Location: Lee-on-Solent, England / Great Britain Story about the Royal Corps of Transport mounting an exercise of air and sea support at Lee-on-Solent. MS. Large landing craft on beach, doors open and large Chieftain tank comes ashore. VS. Floating pontoon beaches and various army equipment comes ashore. MS. Army officers watching. MS. DUKW comes ashore and army trucks coming ashore from landing craft. MS. Stalwart lorry coming ashore. (Orig. Neg.) Note: The exercise is titled 'Wagon Trail'. The paperwork includes the an opening address by Brigadier P. H. Henson OBE.
    1865 Views
  • Ejector Seat Gets Rocket (1961)

    🎬British Pathé – A new design of aircraft ejector seat is tests in the Solent. Full title reads: "Solent. Ejector Seat Gets Rocket". Lee-on-Solent, Hampshire. GV boat putting out to sea. GV various groups of men most of them NATO (North Atlantic Treaty Organisation) officials on quay. CU the Swiss air attache Colonel Mosimann. SV Colonel. McIlhaney and his wife he is from the American Strategic Air Command (SAC). LV the aircraft Lighter at sea the rocket carrying the Ejector seat is fired and zooms up out of picture. LV the parachute descending. GV Ditto with the Dummy suspended from the chute. The dummy hits the water. SV the dummy floating in the inflated dinghy. GV dinghy with outboard motor going out of the rescue. GV Ditto as another rescue dinghy comes into sight and they head towards the floating dummy. SV the dinghy containing the dummy being attached by rope to the rescue dinghy. CU the dummy lying in the floating dinghy.
    832 Views

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