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Title:MEDITERRANEAN FLEET : April 1954 [Allocated Title]
Film Number:ADM 1460
Other titles:POST-WAR NAVAL OPERATIONS - MISCELLANEOUS [Allocated Series Title]
Summary: Activities of men of the Mediterranean Fleet around Malta and Gibraltar, April 1954.
Description: Mediterranean Fleet Clearance Diving Team arrives at Luqa Airport to travel to Gibraltar as an evolution. Stores and equipment are loaded into the aircraft and Lieutenant Commander Piper and his team are bade farewell by Captain McMullen (Captain of Minesweepers, Mediterranean). FCDT arrives at Gibraltar; equipment is unloaded into lorry. FCDT leave preparation room and enter boat. Scenes of trials, bags being emptied, men entering water, frogmen changing. Men of Home and Mediterranean FCDTs entertain children of servicemen stationed at Gibraltar including (1) High Speed Pickup (2) Chariot Race (3) Flaming Bicycle. Team throws Lieutenant Commander Franklin into water (fully clothed). Frogmen dress up from start to finish and enter water.
Production Details: Admiralty (Production sponsor)
Personalities, Units and Organisations: Franklin (Lieutenant-Commander) (person)
McMullen, C W (person)
Piper (Lieutenant-Commander) (person)
Royal Navy, Home Fleet Clearance Diving Team (regiment/service)
Royal Navy, Mediterranean Fleet Clearance Diving Team (regiment/service)
Keywords: recreation, British naval - casual: entertaining children (object name)
operations, British naval - preparation (object name)
operations, British naval - movement: air (object name)
operations, British naval - salvage (object name)
Malta & Luqa <airport> (geography)
Notes: Summary: film has not been viewed - information is taken from CNI records.