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Royal Air Force College Cranwell - 

89 Entry - 1963 to 1966


"The RAF College 60's film"



There are 2 ways to access the 1961 film


1a.  To find the film click on Reel 1 below - this will take you to YouTube and will start reel 1 of the film (If you experience problems use the 1b method)

  or  1b. Go to YouTube and enter "RAF Cranwell 1961" - here you should see both reels - 1 and 2 (Reel 1 is 20:31 minutes long, reel 2 is 6:59 minutes)

2. If you are not registered on YouTube it may ask you to register - if you are it will ask you for passwords, etc.

3. When the film starts you will be saddled with a short advert - whilst this is running click the full screen box in the bottom right - you should then get the film in full screen 

  Enjoy 89ers - it will take you back 60 years!



1. If you have a slow internet connection the film may be slow to download  - (It is best watched with a computer connected to a large screen TV.)

2. None of the cadets featured in this film were members of 89 despite the drill in the junior mess looking a bit like 89A's & the flying like 89B's!

3. Post 1970 viewers will note that there is not a female in sight - not strictly true since they were allowed on college grounds twice a term (with heavy military escort)!

4. Reel 1 is only the first part of the story and comes to an abrupt end when the Navigators get lost in their "Pig" -  Typical !!!!

5. When Reel 1 finishes Click "X" in the top right hand corner to return to the website and then click Reel 2 below to view the final part of your 3 year sojourn at the RAF College Cranwell. 



To re-live life at Cranwell in the '60's (the expurgated version)

Click on Reel 1 & then Reel 2 .....

Reel 1            Reel 2


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