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Other titles:AIO AND D (RUSHES 1) [Allocated Title]
Summary: Various activities onboard HMS Theseus (a Colossus Class aircraft carrier).
Description: I. On the flight deck of HMS Theseus, a talker and teller are in position. A ship's bugler plays through the ship's Tannoy. A bugler (full blues) plays on deck. A Lieutenant Commander (seen in long shot and close-up) is on the bridge. Various shots of handling party emerging from the lift. A flag is hoisted by two ratings. Close-up of 216 pom-pom, 40mm gun. 4-barrelled pom-pom being cleaned (half-heartedly) by two ratings.
II. Various aerial shots of a Colossus Class aircraft carrier at sea Theseus? followed by the minelayer HMS Manxman.
III. Fireflies and Sea Furies fly in formation over HMS Theseus.
IV. Series of shots in carrier's ops room.
Technical Details: Format: 35mm
Number of items/reels/tapes: 1
Footage: 794 ft; Running time: 9 mins
Notes: Remarks: original shot card identified final sequence as belonging to Admiralty film project A469 ("AIO & D") not to "Flight Deck Machinery" and marked "Confidential". AIO is standard abbreviation for Action Information Organisation; the D presumably adds 'Display' or 'Direction'.