The story of a RAF fighter squadron at the height of the Battle of Britain.

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
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Group Captain 'Tiger' Small
Michael Denison ...
Squadron Leader Peter Moon
Andrew Osborn ...
Squadron Leader Bill Ponsford
Cyril Raymond ...
Squadron Leader Barry Clinton
Humphrey Lestocq ...
Flight Lieutenant 'Batchy' Salter
John Gregson ...
Pilot Officer Baird / Pilot Officer 'Septic' Baird
Ronald Adam ...
Group Controller
Dulcie Gray ...
Nadine Clinton
Veronica Hurst ...
Betty Carfax
Amy Veness ...
Aunt Tabitha
Philip Stainton ...
Police Constable
John Barry ...
Pimpernel Pilot
Richard Dunn ...
Pimpernel Pilot
Elwin Daniel ...
Pimpernel Pilot (as Elwyn Daniel)
Russell Hunter ...
Pimpernel Pilot
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Storyline

'Septic' Baird has just joined a front line RAF squadron at the height of the Battle of Britain. This is the story of "The Few" and how they managed to fight off the might of the Luftwaffe despite overwhelming German air power. Written by Steve Crook <steve@brainstorm.co.uk>

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The Squadron Leader - he didn't stay 'grounded' for long ... See more »

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30 April 1954 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Angels One Five  »

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(RCA Sound System)

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1.37 : 1
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Trivia

Ronald Adam plays the part of a Group Controller. During the Battle of Britain, he was Squadron Leader Ronald Adam and was the Group Controller at Hornchurch. See more »

Goofs

There are several shots where it is obvious there is no glass in the front part of the cockpits of the Hurricanes. When Baird slides his canopy shut, his fingers protrude to the outside. See more »

Quotes

Group Captain 'Tiger' Small: Cribs won't help us! Suppose I'm in an aircraft that goes into a spin? Christmas daisies, where's my crib? And before I can find the right page, there's St. Peter, tap-tapping on my fuselage demanding my soul of me! Think that one over!
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Crazy Credits

Closing credits: Never in the field of human conflict was so much owed by so many to so few. See more »

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Featured in Al Murray's Great British War Movies (2014) See more »

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RAF March Past
(1918) (uncredited)
Music by H. Walford Davies
Arranged by Sydney Baynes
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Tally Ho! A delightful RAF squadron story with reminders of the terrifying reality of wartime life.
5 October 2007 | by (Brighton, UK) – See all my reviews

Angels One-Five is a story of the trials and tribulations of life on an RAF base during World War II. Some great scenes of Hurricanes on the ground, taking off, in the air and landing.

The Film is shot at RAF Neethley which I understand is actually RAF Kenley in real life. Some of the flying scenes look distinctly home-made however the story is powerful enough to forgive the shortcomings of the 1950s special effects department.

Lovely 1950s English accents and light hearted events go towards making this film quaint in style but the harsh reality of war is impressed upon the viewer making it a poignant but enjoyable experience.

I love this film and I return to it again and again and thoroughly enjoy it every time.

Highly recommended.


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