High Flight

Date: 1957
Director: John Gilling
Production Company: Warwick Film Productions

Stars: Ray Milland, Kenneth Haigh, Anthony Newley, Bernard Lee
Location(s): Angus (Scotland), Cyprus, Lincolnshire

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Storyline:

An RAF Wing Commander engages in a battle of wits with the son of a man whose death he caused years before.

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Through the gateway can be seen College Hall at RAF Cranwell, Lincolnshire. Unfortunately, not screen captures from this originally Cinemascope production.

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New entrant Roger Endicott (Anthony Newley) arrives at the college. facing west on Cranwell Avenue, Cranwell.

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Stopping at the gates the new arrival is told where to report. The gateway to RAF Cranwell on Cranwell Avenue.

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Endicott reaches the assembly point and parks behind a Jaguar Mk IX.

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John Fletcher (Kenneth Fortescue) tells his Chauffeur, Wilson (Richard Wattis), not to call him sir.

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Flight Sergeant Harris (Bernard Lee) looks skyward as a high flying jet passes over the college.

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With his girlfriend Susan in the passenger seat, Tony Winchester approaches Cranwell in a light aircraft. An aerial view of RAF Cranwell in Lincolnshire.

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After the light aircraft almost collides with Wing Commander Rudge's jet, the Flight Sergeant races to the runway.

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The Flight Sergeant marches with Flight Cadette Anthony 'Tony' Winchester (Kenneth Haigh) as he takes him to join the others.

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Now in uniform, Endicott is told to salute by Wing Commander 'Granite' Rudge (Ray Milland).

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After an airborne navigational training session, the Wing Commander debriefs his men.

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The cadets begin their second year at Cranwell.

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Wing Commander Rudge watches the men climb into their aeroplanes.

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Following a stint of acrobatics, Winchester flies low over a football match.

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The young airman continues his antics. Wide enough for the River Witham, or is this just the Sleaford Canal?

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Winchester returns to the sky as fishermen fall into the water and livestock is frightened. This is looking along the Sleaford Navigation, Kyme Eau, from near the confluence with the River Witham at Chapel Hill in Lincolnshire. The bridge to the left carries North Forty Foot Bank over the canal.

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Wing Commander Rudge and Squadron Leader Blake (Leslie Phillips) pass the barracks where Winchester and Flight Cadet Day are fighting inside.

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Fletcher, Endicott and Winchester progress to be among the first cadets to fly solo.

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The band strikes up on the day that Field Marshal Montgomery visits Cranwell.

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Cadets march into view. RAF College Cranwell was founded as a Royal Navy training establishment in 1916.

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As the band plays on, the camera follows the airmen. The Royal Air Force College was formed on 1st November 1919.

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The pomp and ceremony continues. College Hall at RAF Cranwell near Sleaford in Lincolnshire.

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Field Marshal Montgomery (M. E. Clifton James) arrives to inspect the cadets. Construction of College Hall was completed in the early 1930s.

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RAF Cranwell is the oldest military air academy in the world.

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The Field Marshal salutes as the cadets march past.

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Whilst serving at RAF Wunsdorf in West Germany, Winchester is escorted back to the base after being shot at when he inadvertently crosses the border. Bell Rock Lighthouse off the coast of Angus, Scotland.

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Emergency vehicles prepare for Winchester's crash landing. With an elevation of 734 feet displayed this certainly isn't Wunsdorf . . . . it's actually Nicosia International Airport on Cyprus which was abandoned in 1974.

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Wing Commander Rudge leaves Winchester's side as he comes in to land.

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