Canberra clips record

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Details

Location

Aldergrove

Year

1951

Source

British Pathe

Format

35mm

black and white

Length

59sec

Silent

sound

Courtesy

British Pathé

Rights Holder

British Pathé

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Description

The jet bomber breaks the Atlantic crossing record with 4 hours and 19 minutes.

Notes

During the first 10 years the English Electric Canberra was rarely out of the newspapers as a record breaker. By 1958 this remarkable bomber had achieved no less than 19 flight records and three altitude records that had been officially recognised. There were a number of 'unofficial' records that, without official observance, went unrecorded.

Shot List

'Canberra clips record. Pathe News.' The jet bomber breaks the Atlantic crossing record with 4 hours and 19 minutes. Canberra landing at Aldergrove, Northern Ireland. Canberra taxiing. R.A.F. personnel. Wing-Commander Beamont (pilot) bumps head as he alights from plane. Engineers at work on Canberra. Airman re-fuelling. Fuel intake dial. Jet engine cowling being removed. Observers fixing seal to engine. Verification of sealing being signed. Mr. R.H.Y. Rylands, wireless operator. Navigator Mr. D.A.Watson walking to plane. Beamont at Controls. Bat man. Canberra taking off. The newsreel ends abruptly. Source: British Universities Newsreel Project.

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