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633 Squadron, Movie, 1964 IMDB

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Also known as:

  • Mission 633 (France)

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Sunbar UK

2007-10-17 21:02

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Vehicles seen in Mosquito Squadron, 1969 /movie_64699-Mosquito-Squadron.html the Crossley Q Type fire engine, Austin K2/Y ambulance and Leyland Tigress fire engine were used previously in this movie. Possibly the same film footage shot for "633 Squadron" was later re-used for "Mosquito Squadron".

Sunbar UK

2008-06-10 13:04

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The aircraft, the best part of the movie despite scale models being used for the action scenes...


De Havilland Mosquito, at least six examples seen. Three in flying condition, some used for static or taxiing scenes and one destroyed in a airfield crash and explosion.
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Unknown light plane seen at the start of the movie...

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A Messerschmitt Bf 108 Taifun - also seen in Mosquito Squadron.

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North American B-25 Mitchell Bomber - looks to me to be in use in a peace-time role, possibly RAF Transport Command by the white upper fuselage?

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Sunbar UK

2008-06-10 13:12

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Apart from the listed vehicles from post World War II era there was a small fire-emergency vehicle from the 1950-60s...

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...and what looks to be a 1959 Austin/Morris Mini seen travelling across the back of the airfield scene.

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chris40 UK

2008-06-10 17:27

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Sunbar wrote Apart from the listed vehicles from post World War II era there was a small fire-emergency vehicle from the 1950-60s...


Well, at least it's the right sort of vehicle :) ... looks to me like a Land-Rover/Carmichael Airfield Fire Tender.


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chris40 UK

2008-06-10 17:47

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Sunbar wrote The aircraft, the best part of the movie despite scale models being used for the action scenes...
North American B-25 Mitchell Bomber - looks to me to be in use in a peace-time role, possibly RAF Transport Command by the white upper fuselage?

Possibly, yes. Two RAF squadrons - 681 and 684 - according to Wikipedia, used B-25s for photoreconnaissance during hostilities, and the (I think) extra windows in the fuselage suggest this might be one of those. Surviving aircraft might have found their way to Transport Command.



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Sunbar UK

2008-06-10 18:00

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chris40 wrote

Well, at least it's the right sort of vehicle :) ... looks to me like a Land-Rover/Carmichael Airfield Fire Tender.


I guessed it was about Land-Rover in size... but was not certain.

The bright windscreen surround looks right.

Sunbar UK

2008-06-10 19:51

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Filming locations from IMDb.

RAF Bovingdon Airfield, Hertfordshire, England, UK

http://www.controltowers.co.uk/B/Bovingdon_633_Squadron.htm

Aldenham, Hertfordshire, England, UK
(Three Compasses Pub - Black Swan)

Glencoe, Highlands, Scotland, UK
(Mosquitoes fly down the deep valley)

Lochgilphead, Argyll, Scotland, UK
(one of the bombing runs)

Location of 'Norway' scenes of German staff cars with motorcycle escort - Unknown. (Possibly taken from another movie.)


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Alexander DE

2008-06-10 22:13

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A very nice collection, Sunbar.

The light plane is a Miles M.38 Messenger (1942-48) which was actually flown by the RAF as VIP transport with Montgomery and Lord Tedder being notable users.

The Messerschmitt is actually the post war French built and Renault engined version S.N.C.A.N. Nord 1002 'Pingouin' II (1946).

The Land-Rover is an RAF ACRT (Airfield Crash Rescue Tender):
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Sunbar UK

2008-12-21 12:03

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Various bikes in the movie that were too small to identify.

slvrfox US

2016-06-13 21:14

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The unidentified light aircraft at the beginning of the film is a Miles M.38 Messenger (British).

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LVCDC FR

2016-07-17 20:24

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Dear friends, all you wish o know about aircraft is on this page : http://www.impdb.org/index.php?title=633_Squadron
Regards.

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