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Title:AIR OBSERVATION POST SQUADRON [Allocated Title]
Film Number:AYY 403/1
Other titles:BRITISH ARMY OPERATIONS IN THE SECOND WORLD WAR [Allocated Series Title]
Summary: Pilot artillery officers of the Eighth Army using Auster Taylor aircraft at an air observation post in Tunisia.
Description: The Battery Office with an aeroplane descending to report observations. Maintenance crew run to the aircraft to pilot it in. the pilot descends from the aircraft with reports for the Battery Office. The maintenance crew working on a plane engine. Another pilot comes out of the office holding maps. He climbs into the aircraft. The propeller is swung. The mechanic sits on the tail while the pilot revs the engine. The aircraft taxis out and takes off. The aircraft in the air. Close-up of the pilot speaking over the radio to the artillery battery office. Shots taken from inside the plane as it flies over the lines, showing guns and transport in the hilly countryside.