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Other titles:POST-WAR NAVAL OPERATIONS - ADEN [Allocated Series Title]
Summary: Under cover of darkness, British troops fall back on positions in Aden Colony prior to the final withdrawal.
Description: I. HA over the parade ground at Radfan Camp (?), covered in heaps of soldiers' kit - a Wessex helicopter approaches to pick up two cargo nets laden with gear and flies off. LA of Wessex picking up more kit. CUs as Wessex 'L' hovers while soldiers attach cargo nets to the helicopter's suspension strap. Wessex 'R' follows - the soldier directing the helicopter wears goggles to protect his eyes against the clouds of dust stirred up by the aircraft's rotors.
II. Sequence showing British troops moving by night to new positions - possibly the withdrawal from Little Aden to Aden Colony. An open troop-carrying truck sets off with an armed patrol. Interior of the ops room from which the evacuation is being coordinated. A convoy of Land Rovers and Bedford trucks passes a barricaded checkpoint. Soldiers sit smoking, their rifles leaning against a wall - a returned foot patrol? Interior of ops room again. More Land Rovers pass through. A trio of officers converse - one cradling a M16. An armoured column passes - Saladin armoured cars, Saracen APCs and 'Pigs'.