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Title:ON BOARD AN AIRCRAFT CARRIER 4 [Allocated Title]
Film Number:ADM 615
Summary: Deck activity on board an Illustrious Class aircraft carrier (HMS Formidable?) in the Mediterranean, 1943.
Description: Fragments of film joined by spacer. MS Ruler Class escort aircraft carrier, forward deck crowded with aircraft. MS profile of Union Castle line troop transport. LS of aircraft in shallow dive and trailing smoke. LS of convoy. View from Illustrious Class aircraft carrier - Seafire lands. Seafire overshoots. Martlet lands. MS, eight barrelled pom pom pan across to Seafire being manhandled. Pom Pom fires Albacore takes off. Swordfish goes over. MS of escorting 'W' Class destroyer on stern quarter - Seafire 1B of (?) 885 Squadron on outrigger in the foreground. LS King George V Class battleship; aircraft make practice torpedo runs. Albacores prepare for take off. Seafire lands. MS profile of Scott Class destroyer. LS Hunt Class (Type II) destroyer escort. Martlet undergoes repairs. Crew replace aircrew on Seafire. CU, Albacore armed with torpedo. Martlet, with engine cowlings removed, is manhandled. Albacore is manoeuvred into take off position. Martlets catapulted off. Pom-pom and 4.5 in AA fires. MS of signal lights on main masthead. Maintenance work on Martlet and Seafire.