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Other titles:THE ROYAL NAVY IN NORTHERN AND ATLANTIC WATERS [Allocated Series Title]
Summary: The submarine Thrasher is honoured at Shoreditch town hall in the person of her commanding officer, Lieutenant Mackenzie, and eighteen of her crew.
Description: Opening MS off starboard bow of Thrasher steaming at sea. Cut to Councillor Sillitoe, the Mayor of Shoreditch, inspecting the crewmen of the Thrasher in company with the ship's captain, Lieutenant Mackenzie - the men stand at ease outside the town hall, wearing overcoats and carrying gas mask bags. Inside, the Mayor gives a short speech before Lieutenant Mackenzie, a "double DSO", unveils a plaque commemorating the adoption of Thrasher by the Borough of Shoreditch. The Lieutenant accepts a smaller plaque to hang onboard the Thrasher and receives the freedom of the borough from the mayor. Thrasher's commander then rises to the occasion "as he always does" and delivers a halting speech of thanks. Final shot is of Thrasher entering port, her crew manning the side.