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Title:AIRCRAFT FIREFIGHTING ON NAVAL AIR STATIONS (RUSHES 1) [Allocated Title]
Film Number:ADM 689
Other titles:CARRIER FLYING (RUSHES 1) [Allocated Title]
Summary: Unedited scenes at a Naval Air Station.
Description: I. Series of staged sequences showing fire crew in asbestos clothing fighting fires in crashed aircraft - Barracuda, Fulmar and Seafire. Unconscious crew dragged from 'wreckage', aircraft blanketed with foam, etc. Fire tender and ambulance move along runway. The Barracuda is seen approaching the airfield for a crash landing, undercarriage still retracted.
II. Maintenance crews at work on Seafire XV and Barracuda. LS from hangar interior to airfield crowded with parked Barracudas (hangar lights in top foreground). CU of WRNS maintenance worker on aircraft wing.
III. MLS pan around Naval Air Station to control building flying Affirmative and Negative flags (ie restricted flying conditions). Pilots are briefed. Pilots on airfield gather around portable radio set and watch landing aircraft. LA.MCU of tower flying Aeroplane and Affirmative flags, and Aeroplane flag with indicator for strong winds.