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Memories: British Pathé videos

Film clips of the first two C-Class Empire Flying Boats - Canopus and Caledonia - Autumn 1936


ABOARD CANOPUS

TWO WAY FLIGHT TRIUMPH

ATLANTIC AIR LINER'S FIRST FLIGHT

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Description

Full title reads: "Aboard Canopus. Sir Samuel Hoare, Air Minister, visits Rochester".

MS of Sir Samuel Hoare walking past camera.

LS party are taken out on launch to visit the large Canopus flying boat.

LS of the Canopus taxiing across water and about to take off.

MS of the Canopus coming towards camera.

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Description

Item title reads - Atlantic air liner's first flight.

Rochester, Kent.

M/S of a new flying boat "Caledonia" as it taxis across the water. M/S of the pilot. This large aeroplane has a smoking room and sleeping bunks in preparation for its flight across the Atlantic. M/S as it taxis and takes off. Various shots as it flies. M/S as it comes into land on the water. Various shots of it on the water.

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Description

Full title reads: "TWO - WAY FLIGHT TRIUMPH".

Republic of Ireland (Southern Ireland Eire).

Imperial flying boat 'Caledonia' is preparing for its flight from Ireland to Newfoundland and back. Crew and Captain boarding a boat to take them to Caledonia. Irish President Eamon de Valera comes to wish them luck. Crowds looking on from shore. Caledonia taking off. American flying boat appears. American flying boat landing on water. Passengers leaving American plane.