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Aircraft Film of Lady Sybil Grant
Life in the Royal Flying Corps. A series of unedited shots give us an insight into the military and social life of the early years of the RAF.
1918 38 mins
A series of unedited shots showing activities on a Royal Air Force (Royal Flying Corps) camp. A mixed company drilling and being inspected on parade is followed by the coming and going of airships, operations in an aircraft workshop, various drills and exercises on the aerodrome, women in the workshops, a series of shots of activities on the aerodrome and, finally, views of the aerodrome and surrounding countryside taken from the air. This amateur shot film provides a fly on the wall insight into the very early days of life in the Royal Air Force.
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