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Title:GENERAL AIRCRAFT HOTSPUR AND WHITLEY FLY TO NORTHERN IRELAND FROM NETHERAVON [Allocated Title]
Film Number:ARY 23
Summary: An record study of a Whitley and a Hotspur glider on trials, flying from Netheravon to Northern Ireland.
Description: The reel opens with good views of the Hotspur being towed and released. It descends and is filmed landing on a runway. All shots are air to ground. A group shot is taken of two Airborne officers, the pilot and two other officers in battledress. There is also a good portrait of the army glider pilot, a Staff Sergeant of the King's Dragoon Guards, standing next to Hotspur number BT665. An RAF corporal attaches the tow rope to the glider's nose. A rigger pays out the tow rope from a drum. There is a good mid shot of the glider. An RAF pilot dons a Sidcot suit and climbs into the glider cockpit. Army and RAF officers, one in an Irvin jacket chat. There is a close up of the Whitley tail showing well the towing gear as an airman attaches the tow rope. The head on view of the glider following shows the tow rope and wireless cable attached. An airman tests the telephone link. A corporal and officers put on Mae Wests. The RAF and KDG pilot do the same. The glider and Whitley tow is seen from the ground taking off and in good air to air shots.