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Summary: General shots of aircrews setting of on operations.
Description: RAF aircrew walk to their Mitchell (call-sign X with a painting of a Union Jack-draped dog on the nose) and do up their parachute harnesses. A Warrant Officer Navigator checks the time, calls his crew and climbs aboard. In a close up of the cockpit area, the pilot settles into his seat and dons his helmet. In close up he holds up his thumb. This is seen again in mid shot as the ground crew rotate the propeller to suck petrol into the cylinders. The trolleyacc is wheeled in, connected and the engine started. A sergeant offers a Form 700 to a Warrant Officer pilot who signs it with a fountain pen. In the air are seen good views of clouds and a good profile shot of a very tatty Mitchell (serial number FW240). There follows good shots of aircraft of 98 and 180 Squadrons in flight, one skimming over the tops of the clouds. The reel ends with various views from the cockpit showing the pilot in a flak helmet, a take off and landing.