London’s Screen Archives enables Londoners see their past come alive on film. Managed by Film London, we are a unique network of historic film collections that cares for, collects and screens heritage film across the city. Together we preserve London’s rich film heritage from feature films to home movies, public information films, newsreels, and records of the capital’s many different industries.
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Our Air Fleet at Air Drill
Impressive aerial footage of bipanes flying in formation over the fields around Hendon in north London.
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This excellent aerial footage shows a number of bi-planes flying in perfect formation over Hendon in preparation for an air show. A good, steady camera follows the planes – all carrying the RAF roundel - from above and then to one side as they assume a V formation, before flying abreast in a perfect straight line. The air show at Hendon would attract 100,000 spectators in 1925.