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Title:KEEP THEM FLYING (RUSHES 2) [Allocated Title]
Film Number:ADM 648
Summary: Unedited scenes on board a Tracker Class escort aircraft carrier.
Description: Seafires take off and land: one aircraft hangs with a wheel over the side, having crashed into the well deck. Crash crew and member of fire party attend. MCU of Seafire tail unit showing bullet holes and elevators damaged by flak. Various shots taken from the well deck show the arrester line paying out as landing aircraft pass. HA views show the landing process as a Seafire touches down, pilot disembarks, the aircraft is manhandled onto the after lift, chocks put in and aircraft struck down. HA.MS from inside the hangar deck continues the sequence as the Seafire is lowered down and manhandled off the elevator which then rises again. Few on board details of the ship, but MS along the deck showing Flight Deck Officer directing a Seafire landings, includes the bridge island (and a parked Swordfish) in the background. Other scattered material shows (1) Studio sequence. MCU of pilot's hands on control stick of Seafire. (2) Grass airfield. MCU beneath Seafire Z.1834 as technician adjusts mid-point arrester hook. Details of Fairey Barracuda - underwing bomb racks, Fairey-Youngman flaps, undercarriage, landing lights, etc. Barracuda flies low past the camera carrying torpedo armament.