"G" for George

Accession Number F02558
Collection type Film
Measurement 2 min 11 sec
Object type To be confirmed
Physical description 35mm/b&w/silent
Place made United Kingdom: Scotland
Date made c November 1944
Access Open
Conflict Second World War, 1939-1945

Item copyright: Copyright expired - public domain

Public Domain Mark This item is in the Public Domain


Coverage of Avro Lancaster 'G' for George of 460 Sqn RAAF at Prestwick, Scotland before setting off on a 1300 mile flight to Australia via Canada and the United States of America. The film shows the captain 404506 Flight Lieutenant Edward Arthur Hudson DFC and Bar and crew bid farewell by the Air Officer Commanding RAAF Overseas Headquaters, Air Vice Marshal Henry Neilson Wrigley CBE DFC AFC, the captain and crew boarding and the take off. The crew are; Flying Officer (F/O) 413986 Wilfred Cyril Gordon, DFC; 413068 F/O George Burns James Young DFM; 9399 Flight Sergeant (Flt.-Sgt) Harry Tickle; 14226 Flt.-Sgt. Keith Andrew Ower; 413280 F/O Francis Paul Smith, DFC; 413451 F/O Clive Harold Tindale, DFM; 412816 F/O Thomas Vyner McCarthy, DFC and Bar.