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  • A HOME BY THE SEA (1962)

    🎬British Movietone - Quite rightly the people of Tristan da Cunha are to live near the sea. Overlooking Southampton Waters, their new homes are at the former RAF station at Calshot. Everything's been done to make them comfortable in what used to be married quarters, and even the larders were stocked!
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  • Breathtaking And Beautiful (1933)

    🎬British Pathé – An RAF pageant gives a display of formation flying in Hampshire. Full title reads: "Andover. 'Breathtaking & Beautiful' - Wessex Bombing area hold "at home" for RAF Pageant." Andover, Hampshire. Pan across airfield lined with Royal Air Force planes - part of a pageant. People are walking around looking at the aircraft. Three biplanes fly in formation overhead trailing coloured smoke. They perform a loop the loop
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  • Calshot - Aka Training Pigeons For The Raf (1939)

    🎬British Pathé – The RAF train pigeons to send messages from aircraft, Calshot, Hampshire. Pigeons being tested by the RAF in Calshot, Hampshire. Full titles read: "CALSHOT" L/S's of a basket with pigeons being loaded onto and RAF (Royal Airforce) flying boat. Good L/S's of the large aeroplane taking to the sky. M/S's of a man releasing a homing pigeon from the cockpit of the aircraft. L/S's and M/S's of an RAF man collecting the pigeon after it has returned home, he holds it upside down and then and takes the message attached to it's ring off
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  • New Holiday Thrill (1927)

    🎬British Pathé – A race for aeroplanes takes place at Bournemouth racecourse. Item title reads: "A new holiday thrill. Aeroplanes replace horses in races around Bournemouth racecourse. Bournemouth, Hampshire M/S of the racecourse with various parked aircraft. The biplanes take off and skim low over the track in front of the crowd in a sort of race. The camera pans over the scene with the crowds and aeroplanes. Intertitles read: "In the Paddock." "They' re off!" "Neck and Neck"- (or should it be, "prop and prop")" " Won by a "prop".
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  • RIDE AN AIR-CUSHION (1962)

    🎬British Movietone - It's the Westland SRN2 again for the first public demonstration over the Solent. Mr Peter Lamb, Chief Test Pilot for Saunders Roe was at the controls, and it wasn't long before the latest "Hoverbus" was bidding up to 60 miles an hour. She can carry up to 66 passengers, and the verdict, a very comfortable ride, with no more than slight pitch and roll. A number of American Naval experts were on this trip. So was the hovercraft's designer.

    British Movietone News ran in the United Kingdom from 1929 to 1986.
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