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Other titles:POST-WAR NAVAL OPERATIONS - MISCELLANEOUS [Allocated Series Title]
Summary: HRH the Duke of Edinburgh attends the Combined Fleet exercises in the Mediterranean Sea, 1955.
Description: (Part 1) HRH Duke of Edinburgh arrives on board HMS Albion by helicopter from HMS Centaur and walks to island with Captain Hawkins (Captain of Albion) and Captain W W Graham (Commander). They and other senior officers inspect mirror landing aids with Lieutenant Commander Cooke (Landing Signals Officer). HRH watches take-offs from pilotage position with Captain Graham. Sea Hawk of 898 Squadron is catapulted off, followed by take-off of Skyraider of 849 Squadron. HRH with Lieutenant Commander I Campbell (CO 898 Squadron) watches flight deck evolutions from the Flying Control bridge. Sea Hawk towed down flight deck. HMY Britannia closes on HMS Albion's starboard side and HRH transfers by jackstay; telephoto shot of HRH on Britannia's bridge.
(Part 2) Duke of Edinburgh arrives on board HMS Centaur by jackstay. Flying scenes; HRH departs by helicopter. Short scene of C-in-C Home Fleet arriving on board Centaur.
Production Details: Admiralty (Production sponsor)
Personalities, Units and Organisations: Grantham, Guy (person)
Philip, Prince (Duke of Edinburgh) (person)
Graham, W W (person)
Hawkins, W A F (person)
Royal Navy, ALBION (HMS), aircraft carrier (regiment/service)
Royal Navy, BRITANNIA (HMY), yacht (regiment/service)
Royal Navy, CENTAUR (HMS), aircraft carrier (regiment/service)
Royal Navy, Fleet Air Arm, Sqdn 849 (regiment/service)
Royal Navy, Fleet Air Arm, Sqdn 898 (regiment/service)
Keywords: ships, British naval - aircraft carrier, fleet: Albion (object name)
ships, British naval - aircraft carrier, fleet: Centaur (object name)
ships, British naval - private: Britannia (object name)
aircraft, British naval - combat: Hawker Sea Hawk (object name)
aircraft, United States naval - combat: Douglas Skyraider & [British] (object name)
delegations, British national - military (object name)
operations, British naval - routine: jackstay transfer (object name)
operations, British naval - routine: Combined Fleet exercises (object name)
Mediterranean Sea (geography)
Notes: Summary: film has not been viewed - information is taken from CNI records.