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Other titles:NAVAL AIRCRAFT AT RNAS FORD [Alternative Title]
Summary: Unedited scenes of naval aircraft at RNAS Ford, Sussex.
Description: I. Aerial MLS of Sea Hawk 698 flying right to left - it lowers undercarriage. Sea Hawks 652 and 658 of 738 Squadron land on the runway at RNAS Ford.
II. Westland Wyverns at Ford. HA.MS from control tower as five Westland Wyverns taxi to marshalling point - in the background is a parked Dragonfly, while more aircraft approach the runway from the other side of the field. LS pan over an array of aircraft, nine Wyverns headed by five Gannets, as they run up - the aircraft take off in pairs.
III. Aerial shots of RNAS Ford - Sea Venom and Sea Hawk are caught during take off runs. Sequence ends with view from the camera-aircraft as it lands.
IV. MS of De Havilland Sea Devon taxiing to marshalling point.
V. LS-MS as Shackleton MR Mk 1 lands at Ford.
VI. Airfield vehicles. MS as crew man a crash tender (Fordson 6x4 WOT1 Monitor) and drive away from alongside the control van where the camera is situated - other parked vehicles include Bedford WH, Fordson 6 x 4, Bedford OYC tanker. LS across the airfield as smoke puff is fired from the control van (Bedford QL).
VII. Series of shots as Dragonfly helicopter approaches to touch down before Ford air control tower - groundcrewman places chocks about port wheel.
VIII. CU and MCU of Sea Hawk pilot wearing flying gear and sunglasses.
IX. MS of the main road approaching Arundel, Sussex, from the east - castle in the background.