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Title:ROYAL AIR FORCE SCENES - BLENHEIMS AT RAF WYTON [Allocated Title]
Film Number:RMY 148-20
Summary: Blenheim IVs of 40 Squadron in flight and arming of bombs.
Description: Blenheim IVs in flight and then on airfield (Wyton ?) in summer. Taxiing out for take off, refuelling and starting. Small 500 lb HE bombs on bomb trolley are fused and have fins attached. 4Incendiary and HE 40 lb bombs in airfield store before fusing. Servicing landing gear of Blenheim. Blenheim IV of 57 Squadron is pushed into hangar at Wyton, probably between 11 and 24 June 1940.
Production Details: Royal Air Force (Production sponsor)
Personalities, Units and Organisations: Royal Air Force, Sqdn 40 (regiment/service)
Royal Air Force, Sqdn 57 (regiment/service)
Keywords: aircraft, British - combat: Bristol Blenheim (object name)
operations, British air - maintenance (object name)
operations, British air - routine (object name)
weapons, British air - bomb: 40-pound (object name)
weapons, British air - bomb: incendiary (object name)
GB, England & Wyton, Hunts <RAF Station> (geography)
Technical Details: Format: 35mm
Number of items/reels/tapes: 1
Footage: 906 ft; Running time: 10 mins
Notes: Dated by Wing Commander Jo C Stevenson during viewing in October 1999, by reference to his log book. Cameraman was a Mr Hodgson, in camera aircraft for "March of Time"; see photo in "Letters of a Bomber Pilot" by Hodgson's son. (Thanks to David Gunby)
Production: part of a collection of unedited film shot by official cameramen on behalf of the Royal Air Force as a record of RAF activity before the formation of the RAF Film Production Unit in September 1941.