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Title:INSPECTION OF RINGWAY AND TATTON PARK PARACHUTE SCHOOL [Allocated Title]
Film Number:ARY 22-1
Summary: Staff officers inspects a parachute training school.
Description: A singleton parachutist lands in slow motion. At Tatton Park, a man jumps from a captive balloon and his 'chute deploys. A trainee descends a slide in the hangar onto a mat and rolls. Other training activities and apparatus is demonstrated and explained to the inspecting officers. Troops in the fuselage of a Whitley sing before the drop. Note the sergeant sports a parachute instructor's badge. A view through the Whitley floor is taken. At Ringway the inspecting officers inspect the Guard of Honour and the WAAF Band. A Whitley flies over and two canisters are dropped followed by a shot of a single parachutist.
Production Details: Royal Air Force (Production sponsor)
RAF Film Production Unit (Production company)
Personalities, Units and Organisations: Barratt, Arthur Sheridan (person)
Paget, Bernard Charles Tolver (person)
Royal Air Force, Women's Auxiliary Air Force (regiment/service)
Royal Air Force, Sqdn 297 (regiment/service)
Keywords: aircraft, British - combat: Armstrong Whitworth Whitley Mk II (object name)
aircraft, British - balloon: parachute training (object name)
Ringway, Cheshire, England, UK (geography)
Tatton Park, Cheshire, England, UK (geography)
Technical Details: Format: 35mm
Number of items/reels/tapes: 1
Footage: 359 ft; Running time: 4 mins
Notes: Summary: Shot sheet and dope sheet held. Some excellent shots are included in this record of training parachutists. As a general observation ARY 11 follows the dope sheet more closely and inevitably shots are duplicated throughout the reels of this number. A good record with some atmospheric scenes.