Collection Winn Family
This collection includes family footage from Sussex from the 1930s to the 1960s. The collection also includes films from the Second World War showing aircraft, filmed by Vickers Test Pilot Air Commodore D.D'Arcy Grieg (?) and the War Office Directorate of Public Relations, through RAF Coastal Command.
|Collection ID||1152||Reference code||WS 100514|
|Production||Contact Screen Archive South East for details|
|Materials||FILM 16mm 9.5mm Film Equipment|
|Access status||Contact Screen Archive South East for details|
This collection includes family footage from Sussex from the 1930s to the 1960s. Films also in the collection shot by D.D'Arcy Grieg(?) include Second World War aviation scenes and experimental long-haul test flights. The compilations, produced by the War Office Directorate of Public Relations and RAF Coastal Command, were taken between 1944-1945 and feature highlights of RAF Coastal Commands operational missions to destroy U boats and protect the supply convoys off the coast of Norway and the Netherlands.
Films in this collection:
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7162 Miles Non-Stop World's Long Distance Record
|Date||7 November 1938; [ca. 1938-1945]||ID||9589|
The first part shows "7162 Miles Non-Stop Worlds' Long Distance Record by the Royal Air Force on Vickers Wellesley Aircraft Bristol Pegasus engines" (between Ismailia, Egypt to Darwin, Australia). The next part shows several squadrons flying Vickers aircraft including Welesley, Wellington and Spitfire, grounded and in aerial manoeuvres, and the Vickers-Armstrong factory with a fleet of Wellington aircraft under construction.
[Compilation: Two Coastal Command Operational Films]
This film includes sequences from two Coastal Command Operational Films, the first: 'Coastal Command Operational Film No. C8 - Attack by Beaufighters on enemy convoy off the Frisian Islands 6.7.44' and the second 'Coastal Command Operational Film No. C12 & C13 Beaufighters attack enemy convoy off Dutch coast 5353N. 0755E. 21.7.44'.
Wellingtons and Spitfires on Active Service
This shows a crew making ready several Vickers Wellington Mk II aircraft from 104 Squadron at RAF Driffield (?), loading bombs and shells into the bays and moving armaments on low level trailers. The second film features RAF Fighter Command 501 Squadron equipped with Spitfire V aircraft leaving an airfield, in flight and mixed close ups of the squad on the ground next to a Spitfire V aircraft.
[Compilation: Coastal Command Operational Films]
|Date||5 December 1944 - 23 March 1945||ID||9562|
Film 1: Coastal Command Operational Film No. C. 47 Attack on Enemy Shipping in Fjord at Nordgulen 5.12.44 Film 2: Coastal Command Operational Film No. C. 54 Attack on Enemy Shipping off Aalesund. 10.1.45 Film 3: Coastal Command Operational Film No. C. 57 Attack on Enemy Shipping Ford, Fjord. 9.2.45 Film 4: Coastal Command Operational Film No. C. 59-61 Attack on Enemy Shipping in Skagerrak. 7.3.45 Film 5: Coastal Command Operational Film No. C. 63 Attack on Enemy Shipping in Vindspol. 8.3 45 Film 6: Coastal Command Operational Film No. C. 67 Attack on Enemy Shipping at Tejgenaes S.W of Nerlandsly. 23.3.45. Print in very poor condition.
Spitfire 231 Job
|Date||[ca. mid 1940s - early 1950]||ID||9586|
This black and white film of an airfield shows a Supermarine 300 Spiteful F. Mk. XIV (RB 521) parked on the airfield, as a second Spiteful or Spitfire comes in to land next to it (with tonal camouflage markings and 'P' Prefix/suffix as aircraft code). A larger Supermarine Attacker aircraft lands on the airfield and then takes off - the camera follows the action. Several RAF men and ground crew gather next to the aircraft on the airfield.
Riding for Joy
A series of equestrian events, mostly with children and women riders. Some of the family appear to be the same as in 'West Sussex' film. The Queen and Prince Philip appear briefly at an event with Windsor Castle in background. Includes a children's fancy dress parade on horseback, some horsedrawn carriage events, a bishop blessing the riders, riders in hunting dress, show jumping, etc. Some under-exposed sequences.
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