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Title:HAPPY HOUR ON HMS VICTORIOUS IN THE PERSIAN GULF [Allocated Title]
Film Number:ADM 3138
Other titles:POST-WAR NAVAL OPERATIONS - KUWAIT [Allocated Series Title]
Summary: Scenes onboard HMS Victorious during a recreational period, while deployed in the Persian Gulf in response to the Kuwait crisis.
Description: Men sunbathe on the deck of HMS Victorious - in the background is parked Sea Vixen FAW.1 210. Men stand looking down onto the lowered after lift, where a volleyball game is in progress - spare bridles are stowed in the lift well. On the after end of the flightdeck are hoses, their nozzles supported by chocks, which throw a steady spray into the air - men stand, sit or lie in the salt water shower. MS from angled deck to the bows, where a Whirlwind is parked up for maintenance work, and pan right to two Scimitars and a Sea Vixen parked on the centreline, surrounded by sunbathers. A man lies on an improvised sun bed. CUs of sun-worshippers.
Technical Details: Format: 16mm
Number of items/reels/tapes: 1
Footage: 110 ft; Running time: 3 mins
Notes: Summary: this film conveys very well the fierce heat of the Persian Gulf. Even with air-conditioning, temperatures as high as 130 degrees Fahrenheit were experienced in the boiler rooms of some ships, and it was important to get crews regularly out into the fresh air