Detail

Title ID 6028Collection ID879
TitleThe Anniversary [Biggin Hill Air Show]
Date9 -10 September 1971
CollectionRichard Armstrong
Genre/TypeAmateurIndependent AmateurFamily Home MovieNon-fictionActuality/Factual
ThemeFamily Life Wartime And Military
KeywordsAircraft Armed Forces First World War (1914-1918) Film Making Leisure Time Activities Men Outings Parades Uniforms
Location
LocalBiggin Hill
RegionalKent
NationalEngland United Kingdom
Credits
ProductionRichard Armstrong
CameraRichard Armstrong
NarratorRichard Armstrong
SoundRichard Armstrong
Musicunknown
FormatColour Sound
Duration6 min. 45 sec.
Copyright & AccessCopyright restrictions apply, contact Screen Archive South East for details

Summary

This colour film with voice over shows highlights of the Biggin Hill Air Show September 1971 on the anniversary of the Battle of Britain. Shots of aircraft and display teams are accompanied by a voice-over narrative and music, explaining the types of aircraft on display and general information about the event. The film has opening and closing titles.

Description

This colour film with voice-over shows highlights of the Biggin Hill Air Show in September 1971, on the anniversary of the Battle of Britain. Shots of aircraft and display teams are accompanied by a voice-over narration explaining the types of aircraft on display and general information about the event. The film opens with cars arriving and parking in a field adjacent to the airfield. People mill around looking at the static displays of RAF aircraft. Mixed shots follow of an RAF helicopter and Cessna 172 aircraft 'G-AYUV' landing on an airfield. The film then shows highlights of a series of parades that pass the camera, including the Kent wing of a military band, with working dog mascots dressed in regiment colours. Highlights of the Rothman Air Display Team in mid display follow, with 'Stampe SV4C' planes in 'Upward Burst', 'Swiss Roll' and 'Double Mirror' movements, followed by shots of several film and television crews recording the action. The film-maker captures a series of mixed close-ups of heritage WWI planes, parked on the display field including a Swordfish, Spitfire, Lancaster Bomber, Fournier RF4D (G-AWEK), Hercules, Avro Vulcan and an airbourne Tiger Moth in flight with a wing-walker. The film ends with people on their way to the parking field to drive home concluding with a static RAF themed roundel title that reads 'The End'.