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Title:RAF OPERATIONS IN SUPPORT OF THE DIEPPE RAID [Allocated Title]
Film Number:ARY 17-15
Summary: Views of activity in support of the Dieppe Raid.
Description: Ground crews watch the skies. At dispersal aircrews lounge and drink tea. An air to ground long shot of the raiding force at sea followed by a similar with a Boston in the foreground and the shadow of a Boston on the sea below is good sequence. Miscellaneous shots are followed by repeats of scenes from earlier reels. Spitfires of 118 Squadron are shown lining up for take off and NK*Q is seen in long shot with its nose in the ground. Crash Tenders move in to assist. On the airfield perimeter an airman in a prepared gun position quarters the sky with his twin Lewis guns. Spitfires and Hurricanes of 41 and 43 Squadrons taxi and take off.
Production Details: Royal Air Force (Production sponsor)
RAF Film Production Unit (Production company)
Personalities, Units and Organisations: Royal Air Force, Sqdn 88 (regiment/service)
Royal Air Force, Sqdn 118 (regiment/service)
Royal Air Force, Sqdn 41 (regiment/service)
Royal Air Force, Sqdn 43 (regiment/service)
Keywords: weapons, British - smallarm (mounted): Lewis gun (object name)
aircraft, British - combat: Hawker Hurricane (object name)
aircraft, British - combat: Supermarine Spitfire Mk 5b (object name)
aircraft, British - combat: Supermarine Spitfire Mk 5b & [wrecked] (object name)
aircraft, United States - combat: Douglas Boston & [British] (object name)