With documentary-like detail, this film traces the progress of three young recruits at an RAF training college in Lincolnshire.
One of them, Tony Winchester (Kenneth Haigh) stands out immediately as a cocky individualist. But the superior officer, Rudge (Ray Milland), is reluctant to impose his usual iron discipline because the youth’s father – a wartime Wing Commander – was killed through Rudge’s own rebelliousness as a young man.
High Flight was filmed and released in Technicolor in Britain but only released in black and white in the US.
Wing Commander Rudge
Flight Sergeant Harris
Squadron Leader Blake
Minister for Air
John Le Mesurier