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Title:RAF REGIMENT BATTLE TRAINING [Allocated Title]
Film Number:ARY 21
Summary: Random scenes of the RAF Regiment battle training.
Description: After a brief shot of a Blenheim laying smoke, a Whitley tows a Hotspur to the battle site. It is cast off and descends, seen in both mid and a good close shot. 332 Squadron Spitfires rest in the foreground. Air Chief Marshal Sir Sholto Douglas inspects RAF Regiment troops, a Smith gun and crew. He takes the salute of the march past which includes cyclists. Takes of Hotspurs detaching from Whitleys and landing are shown. After a camera test more shots of the march past (framed by a Spitfire wing) are shot. Ground crew in full battle dress and kit start up a Spitfire of 332 Squadron. The squadron moves off. 12 Bostons fly over, then a smoke screen is laid as RAF Regiment crews pull a Smith gun into position (mid to long shot). Whitleys fly low through the smoke and there are good shots of 331 Squadron aircraft taxiing.
Production Details: Royal Air Force (Production sponsor)
RAF Film Production Unit (Production company)
Personalities, Units and Organisations: Douglas, William Sholto (person)
Royal Air Force, RAF Regiment (regiment/service)
Royal Air Force, Sqdn 331 (regiment/service)
Royal Air Force, Sqdn 332 (regiment/service)
Keywords: weapons, British - artillery: Smith 3 inch Mk 1 (object name)
aircraft, British - combat: Supermarine Spitfire Mk 5 (object name)
aircraft, British - glider: General Aircraft Hotspur (object name)
aircraft, British - transport: Armstrong Whitworth Whitley (object name)
Technical Details: Format: 35mm
Number of items/reels/tapes: 1
Footage: 1047 ft; Running time: 10 mins
Notes: Summary: No documentation is held. Note in the background of the inspection and the march past a good view of the Standard Beaverette armoured car and in one shot, a Norwegian flag (from either 331 or 332 Squadron) flying.