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Title:DUTIES OF THE HELMSMAN (RUSHES 1) [Allocated Title]
Film Number:ADM 887
Other titles:OPEN DAY AT HMS GANGES [Alternative Title]
Summary: Scenes at HMS Ganges shore establishment, Shotley Gate, Suffolk.
Description: Sequence showing a mast manning ceremony by junior seamen during a parent's open day at HMS Ganges. Boys mount the shrouds and man the yards - boy on the truck salutes - boys slide down the stays into safety nets and fall in. Series of shots showing guard and RM band on parade, and a boys' gymnastic display. Final pan up the unmanned mast, cutting before topgallant yard comes into frame.