BANFF AERODROME OPENING

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  • Banff

Genres:

  • Amateur

Decade:

  • 1970s

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Title: BANFF AERODROME OPENING

Reference number: 9520

Date: 1976, June 2

Director: filmed by A.J.G. Bodie

Sound: silent

Original format: 16mm

Colour: col

Fiction: non-fiction

Running time: 2.52 mins

Description: General views of the opening day of Banff Flying Club at Banff Airfield (known locally as Boyndie Airfield). Features George I. Strath talking with Sir Max Aitken, former wing leader of Banff Strike Wing (RAF Coastal Command). De Havilland Mosquito is shown in several shots.

The flying club was inaugurated in 1976 by Sir Max Aitken, former Commanding Oficer of the station when the strike wing was in residence. The ceremony was attended by a large fly-in of private aircraft, and the star of the show was the silver-painted Strathallan Collection Mosquito, flown by world aerobatic champion Neil Williams. [info from http://www.secretscotland.org.uk/index.php/Secrets/RAFBanff#Banff_Flying_Club]

See also ref. 9519

Shotlist: gvs crowds in front of De Havilland Mosquito aircraft (0.25) engineer screwing panel of the aircraft while crowd watches – pan of aircraft showing number on tail (RS712) – c/u aircraft propeller and gun turret (1.30) c/u George I. Strath, former chief constable of Banffshire constabulary, talking with Sir Max Aitken (2.08) pan of club members and officials in front of Mosquito for photo opportunity, including Sir Max Aitken, Ian Derek Francis Studley the 13th Earl of Seafield and Provost of Banff, Alexander Gordon – pan Mosquito wing to cockpit and gun turret (2.52)