602 CITY OF GLASGOW SQUADRON

Pilots of the 602 City of Glasgow Squadron at Abbotsinch and Bulldogs flying in formation. (clip)

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  • Military

Genres:

  • Amateur

Decade:

  • 1930s

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Title: 602 CITY OF GLASGOW SQUADRON

Reference number: 1773

Date: 1936

Director: [filmed by J.D. Urie]

Sound: silent

Colour: bw

Fiction: non-fiction

Running time: 9.31 mins

Description: Shots of the 602 City of Glasgow Squadron training at North Cotes in Lincolnshire. A Hawker Hart takes off and lands at Abbotsinch airport and a flight display by No. 43 Squadron (Bull-dogs).

Original deposited with the RAF Museum, Hendon. This 16mm print made for the Scottish Film Archive in exchange, 1985.

See also ref. 7075 WINGS OVER EVEREST for footage of McIntyre involved in the first flight over Mount Everest.

See book held in Archive library entitled PRESTWICK’S PIONEER - A Portrait of David F. MacIntyre for further background.

Credits: (Wing Commander John Dunlop Urie)

Shotlist: No credits. [1935] Shots at the annual camp at North Cotes in Lincolnshire. General views of planes and personnel, including the Squadron Pipe Band [the only pipe band in the Air Force] wearing the Grey Douglas tartan [the tartan of the CO, Marquess of Douglas and Clydesdale. ] Officers outside the Mess, including David McIntyre, one of the founders of Prestwick Aerodrome, the Squadron Padre Sutherland and Douglas Farquhar, who commanded the Squadron at the outbreak of war in 1939 (0.30); [1936] Shots of a Hawker Hart At Abbotsinch taking off and landing (1.07); A three flight formation in the air (1.20); Aerial shot of the liner "L'Atlantique" at the Tail o' the Bank after catching fire while crossing the Atlantic (1.59); Affiliation No 43 Squadron (Bull-dogs). This was one of the crack RAF Fighter Squadrons [note the ancient equipment only three years before the war. The starting device known as a "Huck" starter. The chassis was a Model "T" Ford] (2.11); Pilots at the flight hut at Abbotsinch [note black armbands in mourning for George V] (2.19); Shots in the air of flight formation from the Right hand aircraft (2.50); Bulldog landing (2.59); Various pilots (3.08); Squadron formation during which two aircraft collide - brief shot (3.54); Damaged wings of aircraft after landing (4.02); "Empire Air Day". Squadron formations, etc. General views of display (4.52); Tangmere. Annual camp in sussex, including AOC's inspection, march past led by S/Ldr Lord Clydesdale, general salute and Squadron flypast. Air gunnery practice (9.31).