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Summary: A recruitment film for the Royal Auxiliary Air Force, based upon the activities of the RAF County of Surrey Squadron 615, known as “Winston’s [Churchill] Own”.
Description: Film opens with the badge of RAAF County of Surrey Squadron 615, and RAF March Past playing, as the commentator says come and help build up Britain’s air strength by joining the RAAF. Winston Churchill is their honorary Commodore and the film shows him inspecting the squadron, also known as Winston’s Own.
The squadron has modern jet aircraft supported by a extensive range of tradesmen and women, without whom the squadron cannot operate. Film cuts to examples of these trades, from cook to pilot, each essential in their chosen trade thus creating an efficient team that will keep the aircraft flying at all times. Two Gloster Meteor aircraft take off as the camera pans to the control tower and the need for air traffic control staff is emphasised by the commentator: radio, radar, and visual monitoring to ensure the safety of the aircraft and the crews while in the air.
The squadron has its own town headquarters in a large Victorian house, offering a range of leisure activities: darts, billiards, a bar etc., or a selection of instructional courses are available to enhance the individuals chosen trade.
Potential recruits are invited to write to the Adjutant, 615 squadron RAAF, Biggin Hill or call any Thursday evening at their HQ, 10 Tavistock Road Croydon.