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Phil Lloyd 28th November 2016 14:01

Battle of Britain - RAF Unedited film
 
Links below to movietone footage shot at RAF stations during summer 1940. Many will recognise a few shots but this is the raw unedited film without the wartime newreel gloss. Will be of interest I'm sure.


Hurricanes - 56 Squadron Rochford August 1940
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=exbQfEHmTUU

Spitfires/Hurricanes - 64 and 615 Squadrons Kenley 1940
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zGoKO3DmKEs

Spitfires - 66 Squadron Gravesend 1940
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=x1_aQMzPe2c

John Beaman 28th November 2016 15:43

Re: Battle of Britain - RAF Unedited film
 
Great stuff, Phil. Thanks for posting! We don't know is these were "real" scrambles or staged, but interesting, none the less, to see the "real" guys do it.
Lots of bouncing on the grass fields. What happened to T/Os and landings when it rained hard?

Martin Gleeson 29th November 2016 13:28

Re: Battle of Britain - RAF Unedited film
 
Phil,

Many thanks. I was able to obtain three new aircraft serial/letter combinations from those films.

Regards,

Martin Gleeson.

David Sumerauer 1st December 2016 16:41

Re: Battle of Britain - RAF Unedited film
 
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wkDJg9NuolM
Another interesting footage, this time Spitfires of 19 sqn including X4179 QV-B and its pilot, likely to be Francis Brinsden. Pilots of 310 and 302 sqns depicted as well.
Enjoy. David


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