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Title:GENERAL STOCKWELL ADDRESSES CREWMEN ON HMS EAGLE AS THE CARRIER CRUISES OFF PORT SAID [Allocated Title]
Film Number:ADM 1610
Other titles:POST-WAR NAVAL OPERATIONS - SUEZ [Allocated Series Title]
Summary: General Stockwell and Air Marshal Barnett fly in to address aircraft maintenance crews on HMS Eagle during the latter days of the Suez Crisis.
Description: LA.MS from the flightdeck of HMS Eagle as Whirlwind 973 approaches. Once the helicopter is down General Stockwell deplanes, followed by Air Marshal Barnett, to be greeted by Flag Officer Aircraft Carriers, Vice-Admiral M L Power (?), and Captain Michell. MSs as General Stockwell, Officer Commanding Operations in Egypt, addresses aircraft maintenance crews on the flightdeck. Air Marshal Barnett, Officer Commanding the RAF in Egypt, does the same. HA from the island to Stockwell giving his address. LS to Stockwell and Barnett on the upper bridge - they watch an aircraft fly overhead. HA aft across a flightdeck crowded with Sea Venoms and Sea Hawks to escorting C Class (?) destroyer off the port quarter. MS to Whirlwind 973 as the steps are removed after the VIPs have re-embarked, and the pilot starts up.