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Other titles:EXERCISE SHOP WINDOW (RUSHES 1) [Allocated Title]
Summary: Miscellaneous footage showing anti-submarine helicopters of HMS Hermes, and RN frigates in company (latter during the exercise Shop Window, 1961).
Description: I. Aerial MS from a helicopter to a smoke marker burning in a moderate sea.
II. MS of RN Whirlwind 331, hovering with transducer lowered. The helicopter recovers the asdic and moves away. MCU of Lieutenant Commander Creasey RN, sitting in the cockpit of a Whirlwind of 824 Squadron - the aircraft's rotors are turning.
III. Exercise Shop Window 1961. Sequence shot from HMS Hermes, showing HMS Tenby (F.65), Rhyl (F.129) and Puma (F.34) in line astern - they pass onto the starboard bow and go about into line abreast. Tenby passes by, guns trained over the starboard beam - HMS Puma follows. Puma leads Tenby in quarter line, at high speed in a slight sea. HMS Rhyl leads Tenby in quarter line - Hermes' flight deck visible in the foreground. MS off the starboard bow of HMS Puma, the frigate moving off screen left - Sea Vixen parked on the flight deck in the foreground. MLS of the Type 12 frigates holding station astern - two Scimitars and a Sea Vixen in the foreground - the Type 12s run across Hermes' port quarter. LS of the three frigates steaming in quarter line - they are watched by a group of Hermes' officers.
Production Details: Admiralty (Production sponsor)
Technical and Scientific Films (Production company)
Royal Naval Film Unit (Production company)
Personalities, Units and Organisations: Royal Navy, Hermes (regiment/service)
Royal Navy, Tenby (regiment/service)
Royal Navy, Rhyl (regiment/service)
Royal Navy, Puma (regiment/service)
Royal Navy, Fleet Air Arm, Sqdn 824 (regiment/service)
Keywords: ships, British naval - aircraft carrier, light: Hermes & [-] (object name)
ships, British naval - frigate: Tenby (F.65) (object name)
ships, British naval - frigate: Rhyl (F.129) (object name)
ships, British naval - frigate: Puma (F.34) (object name)
aircraft, British naval - combat: Supermarine Scimitar (object name)
aircraft, British naval - combat: De Havilland Sea Vixen (object name)
aircraft, British naval - helicopter: Westland Whirlwind (object name)
equipment, British naval - surveillance: asdic (object name)