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Summary: Newsreel item on the departure of RAF flying boats from Felixstowe for Basra, 1931.
Description: The crews, of 203 Squadron, say goodbye to their families at the water's edge and take launches out to their flying boats. A number of newsreel cameramen, including one on a Pathé sound van, record the event. One crew arrives at its flying boat, a Short S818 Rangoon. Two of the Rangoons taxi and take off.