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Title:COMMANDOS RETURN TO HASTINGS AFTER RAID ON ST CECILY PLAGE, LE TOUQUET 3/4 JUNE 1942 'OPERATION BRISTLE' [Allocated Title]
Film Number:ARY 13
Summary: Aerial scenes of Hastings beach, Sussex and offshore 4 June 1942, as commandos return from the raid 'Operation Bristle' on St Cecily Plage, Le Touquet.
Description: Hastings from the cockpit of a low flying aircraft (Anson). The aircraft flies very low east along the shore and over the fishermens' beach, where 5 LCAs (Landing Craft Assault) are seen near the water's edge at low tide. A large number of troops are seen standing on the beach. The aircraft makes another very low pass over the same area, showing 2 LCAs drawn up on the beach (the Old Town and the pier - with bomb damage clearly visible - are seen in the background, as the aircraft pulls away). Offshore, the aircraft makes more very low passes over Fairmile 'C' MGBs (Motor Gun Boats) as they escort LCAs towards land. The deck of one MGB is seen crowded with troops. An extremely low pass is made over two moored MGBs and MGB Q328 is clearly seen (sunk in the Channel July 1942).
Production Details: Royal Air Force (Production sponsor)
RAF Film Production Unit (Production company)
Hill (Pilot Officer) (Production individual)
Pilgrim (Pilot Officer) (Production individual)
Hatchard (Pilot Officer) (Production individual)