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Cold War

The West Tests Its Defences (Op. Broadside – 1950 Footage)

In this newsreel from British Pathé, the tanks of 7th Armoured Division are locked in battle with the forces of ‘Northland’, during … Read More

Phantoms on HMS Eagle (1969)

In this week’s newsreel from British Pathé, the Phantoms of 700P Naval Air Squadron conduct at sea trials from HMS Eagle. While … Read More

56 Squadron Lightning Aerobatics (1963 Footage)

The much-loved Lightning is the star of this week’s newsreel from British Pathé, as 56 Squadron RAF pilots fly the type in a … Read More

Famous RAF Squadron Revived

One of the RAF’s longest-serving historic squadrons is to be reformed, the force has announced. With an increased demand for … Read More

Victors on Quick Reaction Alert (1965 Footage)

Victor B.2s based at RAF Wittering are the stars of this British Pathé newsreel, as the camera lifts the lid on a practice Quick Reaction … Read More

Chipmunks Over Olympus

The diminutive de Havilland Chipmunk is well known as a primary trainer but was also briefly used on anti-terrorist operations during … Read More

Hunter Leads RAF Defence (1955 Footage)

In this newsreel footage from British Pathé, 29 of the then new Hawker Hunters take part in an aerial demonstration of the type. Initially, … Read More

Centurion Tank Gunnery (1952 Footage)

This stunning British Pathé footage from 1952 shows the stabilised 20Pdr gun in action on the Centurion tank, the examples in the … Read More

Valiant V-Bomber Doors Open for Special Event

The doors of the Vickers Valiant, along with 12 other aircraft and vehicles, will open for a special event held the RAF Museum Cosford … Read More

Hawker Hunter to be Restored at Sywell

Following its recent appeal for books, magazines and model kits, Sywell Aviation Museum has raised sufficient funds to begin refurbishing … Read More


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