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Title:HANDS TO FLYING STATIONS (RUSHES 1) [Allocated Title]
Film Number:ADM 26
Other titles:FLYING OPERATIONS ON BOARD HMS HERMES 1 [Alternative Title]
Summary: Unedited naval scenes.
Description: I. Signal flare burns on sea. Westland Whirlwind helicopter hovers and lowers transducer.
II. HMS Falmouth (F.113) enters harbour - tug and pilot's launch standing by.
III. HMS Hermes, Aircraft Control Room: man at plot.
IV. HMS Ariel - midshipman and AMCO in drafting office.
V. Hermes alongside, fires catapult deadloads - Tiger Class light cruiser moored off starboard bow and Southampton and Uganda Class cruisers in background.
VI. Portsmouth Harbour Station: a train pulls in and ratings from HMS Ark Royal - one a Naval Air Mechanic, 1st Class (Ordnance) - disembark with kit.
VII. HMS Hermes. Miscellaneous shots: Lieutenant Commander (Flying) at microphone; Mirror Landing Crew closing up; Flight Deck Directors; Flight Deck Party during lull in activities; tractor no 4 and crew; firesuitmen prepare hose at Firepoint 13; Type 984 radar revolving; Aircraft Direction Room - ratings at consoles. edited sequence shows Sea Vixen XJ 528 on port catapult - pilot abandons launch and taxies aft. Miscellaneous shots: XJ 528 catapulted off; Gannet launched; Sea Vixen and Scimitar (804 Squadron) alight; maintenance crew refuel and rearm with Firestreak Anti-Aircraft Missiles, 10000 lb bombs and 3-inch rockets. Edited sequence shows Sea Vixen launched from port catapult - cutaways to Lieutenant Commander Flying, Flyco lights, Flight Deck Directors and FDO. Miscellaneous shots: LS, camera outboard, as Scimitar is launched; HA.MSs of Sea Vixens launching from port and starboard catapults; pan over empty flight deck; Whirlwind takes off, Lieutenant Commander Bradley piloting; Scimitar in flight - LS with circular mask effect; Mirror Landing Position - MCU of Talker 1 with binoculars. Edited section - three Scimitars land and are directed to forward park. MCU, ship's wake. Sea Vixen XJ 525 lands; aircraft maintenance; Vixen on tour and on lift to hangar; LS of three Gannets flying past and aircraft landing on.