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Royal Air Force Pageant
A barrage balloon goes down in flames during an impressive show of strength from the RAF at their air show in Hendon.
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King George V and Queen Mary are among the observers at Hendon, where the RAF put on an impressive display of stunt and formation flying – including loop-the-loops – in a variety of different airplanes. Action is shot from the ground, and includes the destruction of a barrage balloon in mid-air, as well as the bombing of various targets on the ground.