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Title:PRINCIPLES OF AERIAL RECONNAISSANCE [Main Title]
Film Number:AMY 3
Summary: Training film with some dramatised scenes, focusing on the basic principles of aerial reconnaissance.
Description: Reel 1: Dramatisation of a pilot being briefed prior to an air reconnaissance mission. Principles of carrying out a successful reconnaissance sortie, signs to look for etc.
Reel 2: Continued aspects of air recon briefing – effects of sunny day on making out targets and observing “down sun”. Importance of accuracy. “Be Suspicious”, “Report only what you can see” and “Be Accurate”.
Reel 3: Pilot returns from air reconnaissance mission. Submitting reports the need for accuracy emphasised again. Clear and precise and written with clarity. Sample pilot report (F790) shown being completed in 'shorthand' for submitting information (17/6/1937 date on form). Reconnaissance report (F401) in 'longhand' also shown. RAF Old Sarum shown as station and 16 Sqdn Audax as aircraft.
Production Country: GB
Production Details: RAF (Production sponsor)
Gee Films (Production company)