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Title:BRITISH SCREEN NEWS (1930) - THE FLYING BLUES [Main Title]
Film Number:IWM 880-01d
Summary: Newsreel item on training for Oxford University Air Squadron at Manston airfield, probably 1930.
Description: The cadets, on the ground, study maps. Two of them climb out of a Bristol F2B Fighter after a training flight. One has his parachute harness checked. Another tries to control his parachute on the ground, until the force of the wind takes him off his feet.
Production Details: British Screen News (Production company)
Personalities, Units and Organisations: Royal Air Force, Oxford University Air Sqdn (regiment/service)
Oxford University (regiment/service)
Keywords: aircraft, British - combat: Bristol F2B Fighter (object name)
training, British air (object name)
equipment, British air - personal: parachute (object name)
GB, England & Manston, Kent <airfield> (geography)
Physical Characteristics: Colour format: B&W
Sound format: Silent
Soundtrack language: None
Title language: English
Subtitle language: English
Technical Details: Format: 35mm
Number of items/reels/tapes: 1
Footage: 92 ft; Running time: 2 mins
Notes: Technical: this item is held on a single reel with films IWM 880-01a to IWM 880-01h. The can is marked as IWM 880-01