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Title:RAF OPERATIONS IN SUPPORT OF THE DIEPPE RAID [Allocated Title]
Film Number:ARY 17-2
Summary: Hurribombers and Bostons support the Dieppe Raid.
Description: Dawn and a flare arcs down to the ground. Hurricanes of 87 Squadron emerge through the mist to land, one without undercarriage. A "vic" formation and a flight of four aircraft take off followed by a squadron of 12 Spitfires flying over the airfield. Assembled ground crew in a group watch something off camera. Aircrew fool around. A Hurricane of 43 Squadron warms up. 501 Squadron Spitfires start their take off run. Ground crew are filmed performing various duties (re-fuelling, attaching aircraft panels) as aircraft continue to taxi, take off, land, and fly over the airfield. Aircraft seen are Bostons of 88 and 107 Squadrons and Hurricanes of 174 and 175.
Production Details: Royal Air Force (Production sponsor)
RAF Film Production Unit (Production company)
Moyna, E P G (Production individual)
Clayton, Jack (Production individual)
Kelly (Pilot Officer) (Production individual)
Waxman, Harry1912-04-031984-12-24 (Production individual)
Taylor (Sergeant) (Production individual)
Personalities, Units and Organisations: Royal Air Force, Sqdn 87 (regiment/service)
Royal Air Force, Sqdn 43 (regiment/service)
Royal Air Force, Sqdn 107 (regiment/service)
Royal Air Force, Sqdn 501 (regiment/service)
Royal Air Force, Sqdn 88 (regiment/service)
Royal Air Force, Sqdn 175 (regiment/service)
Keywords: aircraft, British - combat: Hawker Hurricane (object name)
aircraft, British - combat: Supermarine Spitfire (object name)
aircraft, United States - combat: Douglas Boston & [British] (object name)
GB, England & Ford, Sussex & <RAF Station> (geography)
Technical Details: Format: 35mm
Number of items/reels/tapes: 1
Footage: 834 ft; Running time: 9 mins
Notes: Summary: the discrepancy in the dates is due to the operation being cancelled and moved to the later date. The RAFFPU crew therefore shot some film for the record before departing. Refer to Dope sheets.