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Title:RAF OPERATIONS IN SUPPORT OF THE DIEPPE RAID [Allocated Title]
Film Number:ARY 17-4
Summary: General scenes of airfield activity during the Dieppe Raid support operation.
Description: A Hurricane of 87 Squadron taxies to the camera. Spitfires and Hurricanes are shown taking off and landing. Some good close shots and one Hurricane of 43 Squadron is in 'night' camouflage. At Westhampnett a Spitfire of 309 Fighter Squadron is started up. Elsewhere a NAAFI van pulls up and ground crews run for their tea. Various following scenes show Spitfires of 43 Squadron including a shot of NK*Q with undercarriage collapsed and a vehicle racing to the attend. Dim early morning shots show a portable airfield light and Bostons landing. A panning shot of Spitfires also shows aircrew chatting, the group seen including a French pilot and an American volunteer. Ground crew talk to the Intelligence Officer.
Production Details: Royal Air Force (Production sponsor)
RAF Film Production Unit (Production company)
Twist, D N (Squadron Leader) (Production individual)
Personalities, Units and Organisations: United States Army Air Force, 309th Fighter Squadron (regiment/service)
United States Army Air Force, 31st Fighter Group (regiment/service)
Royal Air Force, Sqdn 87 (regiment/service)
Royal Air Force, Sqdn 43 (regiment/service)
Royal Air Force, Sqdn 501 (regiment/service)
Royal Air Force, Sqdn 41 (regiment/service)
Royal Air Force, Sqdn 118 (regiment/service)
Keywords: aircraft, British - combat: Supermarine Spitfire Mk V (object name)
aircraft, British - combat: Supermarine Spitfire Mk Vb & [United States] (object name)
aircraft, British - combat: Hawker Hurricane (object name)
aircraft, United States - combat: Douglas Boston & [British] (object name)
GB, England & Westhampnett, Sussex <RAF Station> (geography)
GB, England & Ford, Sussex <RAF Station> (geography)