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Title:SCENES ONBOARD AN ESCORT CARRIER WITH THE EASTERN FLEET [Allocated Title]
Film Number:ADM 521
Other titles:BRITISH NAVAL OPERATIONS IN THE FAR EAST [Allocated Series Title]
Summary: Ruler Class carrier operates Seafires, Avengers and Hellcats.
Description: Landing Signals Officer directs Seafire down. MS as Seafire lands on and deck crew walk the aircraft aft. CU of Captain on the bridge - Flight Deck Officer holding indicator flag watches a Seafire take off - pilot reports to Flight Deck Officer. Sequence showing pilots emerging onto the flight deck - they talk together and make a last-minute check of the flight plan, spread over the wing of a Seafire. CU as pilot is strapped in. LS-MS sequence, shot from bridge and flight deck sponsons, as three Avengers land on. Seafire is manoeuvred onto lift and transferred to the flight deck, where two aircraft are already ranged aft - a rescue launch holds station near to on the port quarter. Seafire takes off. LA.MS as batsman directs Seafire landing. Aerial views of the escort carrier from a circling aircraft. HA.MS from the island to a running range of nine Hellcats - three take off. Cut to LS of Barracudas practising torpedo and bombing runs - a trawler for torpedo recovery is visible in LS - smoke floats dot the sea. Final LS of fourteen Barracudas flying high overhead.