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Title:LIGHT CARRIERS LEAVE SYDNEY [Allocated Title]
Film Number:ADM 1768
Other titles:BRITISH NAVAL OPERATIONS IN THE FAR EAST [Allocated Series Title]
Summary: Light fleet carriers of 11th Aircraft Carrier Squadron leave Sydney for reoccupation duties, and a supply carrier of the Fleet Train disembarks aircraft
Description: I. Camera ship HMS Colossus leaves Sydney, followed by a second light carrier - Corsairs are drawn up on deck, and the crew line the side. LS onto port bow of a third light carrier at anchor. Various shots of carrier astern and escorting destroyers. Sequence shot from island as Barracudas and Corsairs land on. HA from island to a destroyer closing directly astern - in the background is a Colony Class cruiser, while on deck a mechanic works on the wing of a Barracuda parked aft - a wider angle view shows a second Barracuda on centre line, and a third parked with Corsairs along the starboard deck edge - a fourth Barracuda is being wheeled aft as the sequence ends.
II. Escort carriers of 30th Aircraft Carrier Squadron at Manus. Two Seafires are lowered from camera ship onto a lighter alongside on the port quarter. LSs across the atoll, taken from a rather unsteady boat, show two escort carriers rigged for loading or unloading aircraft, and various auxiliaries, including a Glen Class LSI. A buoy marks a cable crossing. LA views of the two carriers - one with Avengers and one with Seafires on deck. Revert to onboard sequence as carrier disembarks aircraft - a Corsair is on the lighter, to be followed by a Seafire. After completing loading the lighter makes stern way to clear the carrier, and makes off across the bay with Corsair and three Seafires. Unloading of aircraft continues - a lighter makes off with three Corsairs, while another has closed to come alongside immediately the laden craft is clear.