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Summary: Recruitment film for the Royal Navy, focusing on the Admiralty Interview Board (AIB), a three day interview process for selecting officers in the Navy.
Description: Four teenage boys wishing to join the Royal Navy as an officer, attend a three day interview at HMS Sultan, in Gosport, Hampshire. On arrival they are met by a Senior Navy rating who shows them to their quarters. After an introductory talk, the potential recruits complete a questionnaire about themselves, and then view a film about the Navy and the Royal Marines. On Day 2, following breakfast and a group photograph, the boys attend a talk given by the Warrant Officer. Next they must perform a number of mental tests against the clock designed to assess their lateral thinking. After lunch they are given an essay writing assignment to complete, and then they must prepare for the next day's tasks. On Day 3, the potential recruits take part in a practical exercise together, which they later discuss as a group with the interview board. Finally, each boy has an individual interview with first a personnel officer, and then with the remainder of the interview board. Once the interviews are complete, the potential recruits return home to await the interview board's verdict.