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Title:VICTUALLING CRAFT SUPPLIES A FLOTILLA OF BANGOR CLASS MINESWEEPERS [Allocated Title]
Film Number:ADM 1286
Other titles:OPERATION NEPTUNE [Allocated Series Title]
Summary: Scenes onboard victualling craft MFV 1514 as it makes its rounds.
Description: Notice on the bridge indicates the availability of stores: BREAD - MEAT - SPUDS. Crewman checks manifest. Another peels potatoes. MFV closes on the starboard quarter of Bangor Class minesweeper, RCNS Fort William. A line is thrown to the minesweeper. CU of crewman dogging an eye splice - he holds a splicing fid. Sacks of provisions are transferred to Fort William. CU of crewman carving pork roast. CU as captain on the bridge gives engine instructions over voice-tube. Brief shots showing MFV securing alongside minesweeper (RCNS Kentville ?), and then casting off. CUs of crew. MCU as MFV secures alongside RCNS Mulgrave, and transfers stores. Crew of MFV enjoy a meal on deck. Coxswain takes tea. Notice on the bridge is altered to indicate that the craft is empty of stores. CU of crewman on top of side rail to sunbathe. Crew relax in the eyes, resting on sacks of provisions.