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Description: I. MS along beach as group of men launch and recover a surf boat in heavy surf. High cliff background.
II. HA.MS of RM band leading naval King's Colour Guard on parade. Various MS and MCUs of Colour escort and guard. MS of RAF band. King George VI arrives to inspect the Colours.
III. MCU of Petty Officer at Boiler Room controls of destroyer. CUs of repeat telegraph, oil fuel pressure gauge, pump and spray unit. MCU as Stoker Petty Officer examines spray through scissor plates in boiler. CU of smoke mirror. CU as Stoker Petty Officer slackens off holding nuts on spray, makes adjustments, tightens up and inspects. MS of Engineer Officer and two ratings of the duty watch at the Torch controls.
IV. MCU of destroyer's funnel making white smoke. MS of starboard quarter of HMS Cadiz, anchored offshore and making black smoke - camera pans between Cadiz and HMS St James making white smoke (two more Battle Class destroyers moored in background). XLS at sea as destroyer on horizon lays black smoke screen. MS off port beam of Cadiz steaming in calm sea - she commences to make black smoke. MCU looking aft along starboard side of Battle Class destroyer, and LA.MCU framing funnel making smoke.