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Title:HMS ARK ROYAL, VICTORIOUS AND HERMES EXERCISE TOGETHER [Allocated Title]
Film Number:ADM 1853
Other titles:POST-WAR NAVAL OPERATIONS - MISCELLANEOUS [Allocated Series Title]
Summary: Helicopter shots of the three carriers on joint manoeuvres in the Mediterranean.
Description: Aerial LS of HMS Hermes steaming on open sea. LSs show the three carriers running abreast, Hermes nearest the camera, then Ark Royal and Victorious - camera aircraft closes to hold on the forward part of Hermes' flightdeck, where two Scimitars are parked, then climbs away. There follows various aerial views of individual ships and equal-speed manoeuvring by the whole force. Ark Royal has Scimitars, Sea Vixens, Whirlwinds and Gannets parked on deck. After steaming in line abreast and quarter line, the film ends with the ships in line ahead, Victorious in the van.