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Title:HMS BULWARK ON EXERCISE IN THE MIDDLE EAST [Allocated Title]
Film Number:ADM 3105
Other titles:POST-WAR NAVAL OPERATIONS - MISCELLANEOUS [Allocated Series Title]
Summary: HMS Bulwark carries out a helicopter assault. Possibly Exercise Roulade, in the Aden Protectorate, March, 1961.
Description: Aerial LSs of HMS Bulwark steaming at sea - eight HAS.7 Whirlwinds are running up on deck. The helicopters take off. Cut to scene onboard Bulwark as the Flight Deck Captain directs Whirlwind 'K' to take off. The helicopters return to the carrier and land on - touching down in the same general order as they took off, the first aircraft alighting on the spot nearest the bows, and the rest in sequence down the length of the deck. LA.CU as Whirlwind 'Z' alights and marines jump out and unload their kit. Cut to MS of helicopter 'B' landed onshore, its engine still running. A stick of four marines waits kneeling, ready to embark. A marine directs a landing. LA as 'E' comes in to land and marines embark - aircraft 'C' and 'Z' in the background. Aerial LSs to Whirlwind 'F' in flight over the scrubby desert, and then over the sea, parallel to the coast.
Production Details: Admiralty (Production sponsor)
Personalities, Units and Organisations: Royal Navy, BULWARK (HMS), aircraft carrier (regiment/service)
Royal Navy, Fleet Air Arm, Sqdn 848 (regiment/service)
Royal Navy, Royal Marines & 42 Commando (regiment/service)
Keywords: ships, British naval - amphibious: Bulwark (R.08) (object name)
aircraft, British naval - helicopter: Westland Whirlwind (object name)
operations, British naval - amphibious (object name)