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Harry Oakes (I) (1921–2012)

After service with the Royal Corps of Signals, Harry Oakes volunteered for the AFPU and served with No 5 Section in North West Europe from 1944 - 1945. He then served in South East Asia and then returned to cover the Allied Occupation of Vienna, December 1946. Equally at home using a cine or still photograph camera, he was one of the AFPU team ... See full bio »


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 1994 Space Precinct (TV Series) (special effects)
 1976 Alien Attack (TV Movie) (lighting cameraman)
 1976 Journey Through the Black Sun (TV Movie) (lighting cameraman)
 1975-1976 Space: 1999 (TV Series) (lighting cameraman - 24 episodes)
- The Last Enemy (1976) ... (lighting cameraman)
- The Testament of Arkadia (1976) ... (lighting cameraman)
- The Troubled Spirit (1976) ... (lighting cameraman)
- Space Brain (1976) ... (lighting cameraman)
- Missing Link (1976) ... (lighting cameraman)
 1970-1973 UFO (TV Series) (special effects lighting cameraman - 21 episodes)
- The Long Sleep (1973) ... (special effects lighting cameraman)
- The Responsibility Seat (1973) ... (special effects lighting cameraman)
- Reflections in the Water (1971) ... (special effects lighting cameraman)
- The Sound of Silence (1971) ... (special effects lighting cameraman)
- Confetti Check A-O.K. (1971) ... (special effects lighting cameraman)
 1965-1966 Thunderbirds (TV Series) (special effects lighting cameraman - 26 episodes)
- Ricochet (1966) ... (special effects lighting cameraman)
- Security Hazard (1966) ... (special effects lighting cameraman: second unit)
- The Cham-Cham (1966) ... (special effects lighting cameraman: second unit)
- Martian Invasion (1966) ... (special effects lighting cameraman: second unit)
- Attack of the Alligators! (1966) ... (special effects lighting cameraman: second unit)
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Harry Oakes B.S.C.


5' 10½" (1.79 m)

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