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Summary: Instructional film focusing on the essentials of anti-gas training and care of equipment.
Description: Reel 1: Dramatic enactment of an enemy air raid where gas is used and the effects on personnel who failed to don gas masks, failed to maintain their respirator or who removed them too early. Injuries caused by types of gas agent. “Class room” lecture scene presented by RAF Sergeant with explanation of wearing respirator haversack correctly and other items of protective clothing. Donning and removing the long tube respirator correctly.
Reel 2: Correct method of wearing respirator if wearing other equipment. Short tube respirator method of donning and removing. Examples of poorly maintained respirators shown. Importance of only carrying respirator in the haversack. Protective cape care and maintenance.
Reel 3: correct method of rolling cape for storage/carrying. Wearing the cape in rolled form and demonstration of deploying the cape. Contents of haversack explained. Decontamination centre equipment. Method of decontamination. Demonstration of drill in 'real life' gas attack – serviceman carries out correct drills and is able to remain on duty because he was confident and knew his drills.
Production Country: GB
Production Details: ROYAL AIR FORCE (Production sponsor)
Marylebone Productions (Production company)