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Douglas Bader's Royal Air Force

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A listening experience like no other! 

1968 saw the 50th Anniversary of the Royal Air Force. In a few decades the new service had moved from planes of wood and canvas, held together by bits of string and driven by iron engines, to futuristic visions of aluminium and plastics that blasted themselves to the edge of space.  Group-Captain Douglas Bader, arguably the most famous British flyer of the second World War, the man who had lost his legs in the early 1930s and had argued his way back into the service to fly in the Battle of Britain, offers fascinating insight into many of the great aircraft of the Royal Air Force's illustrious past - from propeller to supersonic jet.  Thrill at 19 classic British warplanes captured in breathtaking stereo sound, with captivating commentary by an RAF flying legend.

Featuring: 

Introduction to the Royal Air Force                                              
 
Avro 504, Rotary engine blipping                                    
Shuttleworth Collection, Old Warden, Beds
 
Crossley Tender and Hucks Starter
Shuttleworth Collection, Old Warden, Beds
 
Bristol Fighter, Engine starting and in flight                                  
Shuttleworth Collection, Old Warden, Beds
 
Hawker Fighter 1930, Roll-Royce 12 cylinder engine    
De-Havilland Tiger-Moth in flight                                      
Shuttleworth Collection, Old Warden, Beds
 
Hawker Hurricane, Engine starting                                                          
RAF, Coningsby
 
Supermarine Spitfire, Engine starting and tick-over                    
RAF, Coningsby
 
Hawker Hurricane & Supermarine Spitfire in flight                      
RAF, Coningsby
 
Supermarine Spitfire, beating the aerodrome up             
RAF, Coningsby
 
Avro Lancaster, in flight                                                    
RAF, Coningsby
 
Avro Lancaster, taxying                                                    
RAF, Coningsby
 
De-Havilland Mosquito, in flight                                        
RAF, Coningsby
 
Gloster Meteor, in flight                                                    
RAE, Farnborough
 
Vulcan Bomber, in flight                                                   
RAF, Scampton
 
Victor Bomber, in flight                                                     
RAF, Scampton
 
Valiant Bomber, in flight                                                    
RAF, Scampton
 
Vulcans and Victors, take-off                                                       
RAF, Scampton
 
Hawker Hunter, in flight                                                    
RAE, Farnborough
 
English-Electric Lightning, in flight with re-heat                
RAF, Wattisham
 
The Red Arrows (Folland Gnats) in flight                         
Coltishall
 
English-Electric Canberra, in flight                                              
RAE, Farnborough
 
Westland Wessex, helicopter in flight                                           
RAF, Manston
 
Vickers Varsity, taxying                                                    
RAF, Lyneham
 
Vickers VC10, in flight                                                                  
RAF, Lyneham
 
                                                                            

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