Air Cadets in 1951 …

Air Cadets in 1951 …


Air Cadet is a 1951 American drama film starring Stephen McNally, Gail Russell and Richard Long. Air Cadet featured United States Air Force (USAF) pilots in training along with actors mixed into the training courses.The film had a small early role for 26-year-old Rock Hudson and a scene with future astronaut Gus Grissom. If you like swimming pools and fast flying then you should watch the clip below.

Meanwhile, back on British soil, here is a Pathe News item featuring the cadet graduation ceremony at RAF Cranwell in 1951 during which the then Princess Elizabeth was the guest of honour. And not a swimming pool in site.


2 responses to “Air Cadets in 1951 …

  1. Gail Russell – one of my favorite actresses from the time. Do you remember the Wake of the Red Witch? John Wayne and she starred, I believe!

    • No, I don’t recall it. Just noticed that the full-length film is available via Youtube so I may give it a go. Thanks so much for dropping by. Kris.

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