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Production Details: British Movietone News (Production company)
Personalities, Units and Organisations: Royal Air Force, Sqdn 14 (regiment/service)
Keywords: aircraft, British - combat: Fairey IIIF (object name)
operations, British air - sortie (object name)
Kenya & Mount Kenya (geography)
Physical Characteristics: Colour format: B&W
Sound format: Silent
Soundtrack language: None
Title language: English
Subtitle language: None
Technical Details: Format: 35mm
Number of items/reels/tapes: 1
Footage: 289 ft; Running time: 5 mins
Notes: Summary: in the early 1930s 14 Squadron was based at Amman in Transjordan. The detachment in Kenya was presumably part of a goodwill flight or security operation.
Summary: in the early 1930s 14 Squadron was based at Amman in Transjordan. The "East African Cruise" was a flag-showing operation, hence their presence in Kenya. The cameraman was J H Lieb of Fox Movietone; although he is not seen, the pilot of the camera plane was Wing-Commander A T Harris - to be better known as 'Bomber' Harris in the Second World War.
Technical: this item is held on a single reel with films IWM 880-02a to IWM 880-02d. The can is marked as IWM 880-02.
Remarks: the view of the mountain and snow from the open aircraft is very attractive.