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Stumbled across this old Air Ministry film about the RAF in Gan and Singapore courtesy of those nice people at Joluqa Malta. Obviously it was intended as a recruiting film because it kept alluding to how well the RAF looked after its people and what great fun and social life they could have... ...anyway the story centres around a ground radio type being whisked off to save the world whilst his wife flies out from the UK in a Britannia. There's some interesting detail of the Beverly, some of the Comet but what I found fascinating was the detail and the wear on the Mk.1 Shackleton, particularly on the propellor spinner and the radome. The protective coating on the latter has been eroded away and the clear perspex radome is showing beneath. The Shackleton comes in the last 5 minutes or so of the film. Fascinating stuff (once you get past the story line)...