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Summary: Second World War RAF film illustrating the importance of RAF personnel emptying their pockets before going on operations.
Description: The film, with rhyming commentary, begins by introducing Bert and Harry, two RAF Sergeants, who arrive in a strange town after a long journey. They go to the Forces Club where they meet an old friend from a previous posting, Pam. (Some shots inside a small HM Forces Club - servicemen sitting and relaxing, soap and towels being provided, sandwiches and tea served.) Pam tells Harry and Bert of a dance to be held the next Thursday and sells them tickets. Bert puts his safely inside his cigarette case. Harry meets Pam at the dance, but Bert can not come as "he had been detained at the station", (good shots at a small dance with a five piece RAF Swing Band.) With melodramatic music, stock shots and a model aircraft caught in search-light beams we hear that Bert has been shot down and captured. Bert is then interviewed by a wildly gesticulating monocled German officer and has his pockets searched. Bert smiling thinks he "has nothing on him to give them a clue as to where they could locate his station". However, the dance ticket is found inside his cigarette case which wipes the smile off his face. "So remember the Nazis can find out enough to locate your home base in a minute, from that thing in your pocket that you least suspect has any Gen worthwhile in it!" The film concludes with a shot of a pile of letters, a Post Office Savings book, a wallet, a dance ticket, a raffle ticket, keys, a cigarette packet and a box of matches with the commentary stating "always remember to empty your pockets before operations".