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Short Movie (1947)
Also known as : School for Danger
Captain Harry Rée (Captain Brown / "Felix")
Jacqueline Nearne (Miss Williams / "Cat")
Teddy Baird (Henri Pickard)
Docudrama showing the work of British agents with the French "resistance" during the war, acted by actual agents. Includes details of their training, tactics and sabotage activities.
Used as base for the first parajump.
Once the first jump done from a captive basis comes the first real jump from an aircraft.
In the background.
On a line up facing the Stirlings, a row of Halifaxes.
Takeoff showing the lack of dorsal turret, a common fact on special operation Halifaxes.
One of the few airframes fitted with a four bladed Rotol propeller and Merlin engines.
Haggis / Big Chief with an impressive score board.
Without insurance Felix and Cat are really boarding the same aircraft, we see the squadron code NF worn by No. 138 Squadron RAF between August 1941 and March 1945.
Closeup on the Wright R-1820 Cyclone engine.
Squadron code MA of No. 161 (Special Duties) Squadron