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Title:HMS COLLINGWOOD: RN Weapons and Electrical Engineering School [Main Title]
Film Number:COI 1123
Summary: Film with a recruitment aim stressing the importance of Royal Navy electrical engineers in the age of the transistor and the microchip, with a focus on HMS Collingwood training school at Fareham in Hampshire.
Description: Trainee RN electrical engineers (artificers) undergo an intensive 26-week training course at HMS Collingwood. There are three distinct types of trainee: Radio and Radar, Ordnance (weapons systems etc) and Control (gyro compasses etc). Training scenes depicted include building an oscilloscope, checking radar, radio, motors in naval guns. Theoretical examinations (Ordinary National Certificate can be reached after 2 years). Checking Seacat and Seaslug missiles.
Production Details: Central Office of Information (Production sponsor)
International Cine Productions (Production company)
Earley, Brian (Production individual)
Isaacs, Leslie (Production individual)
Smith, Alan (Production individual)
Personalities, Units and Organisations: Royal Navy, COLLINGWOOD (HMS), battleship (regiment/service)
Keywords: weapons, British naval - missile: Seacat (object name)
weapons, British naval - missile: Seaslug (object name)
training, British naval - specialist: electrical engineers (object name)
HMS Collingwood, Fareham, Hampshire, England, UK (geography)
Physical Characteristics: Colour format: Colour
Sound format: Sound
Soundtrack language: English
Title language: English
Subtitle language: None
Technical Details: Format: 16mm
Number of items/reels/tapes: 1
Footage: 292 ft
Notes: Technical: at present, IWM possesses 16mm master only.