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Title:HMS ALBION IN OPERATION STRIKE BACK [Allocated Title]
Film Number:ADM 1833
Other titles:POST-WAR NAVAL OPERATIONS - MISCELLANEOUS [Allocated Series Title]
Summary: HMS Albion operates Sea Hawks, Sea Venoms and Gannets.
Description: HA to a passing tug. Albion hoists a flag signal. Cut to HA aft to one of 849 Squadron's AEW.1 Skyraiders waiting for take off. Sea Hawk FGA.6s of 800 Squadron taxi forward onto the bow catapults - both are launched. LS aft along the deck - Sea Venom FAW.21s of 809 Squadron are parked along the starboard side, Gannet AS.4s of 824 Squadron on the round down, and more Gannets and Sea Hawks along the port side of the deck. Deck crew sit on a fork-lift truck parked by the mirror landing gear - in the background is an American Iowa Class battleship. The battleship withdraws, exercising its anti-aircraft guns. MCU as a pilot straps himself into the cockpit of a Sea Hawk. LS aft down the deck to a centreline range of Gannets - they start up engines. MS to Sea Hawk 110 parked up along the port deck edge - one of the deck crew kneels beneath the starboard wing, ready to remove the aircraft's chocks. MS to Sea Hawk 100 on the port catapult - a nose-wheel hitch has been brought up, and men are rolling away the port long range tank which is obviously leaking fuel. 100 is pushed aft and the catapult's automatic chocks are hosed down with foam - in the background the planeguard Whirlwind passes left to right. Sea Hawk 108 is brought onto the catapult and launched.
Personalities, Units and Organisations: Royal Navy, ALBION (HMS), aircraft carrier (regiment/service)
Royal Navy, Fleet Air Arm, Sqdn 809 (regiment/service)
Royal Navy, Fleet Air Arm, Sqdn 800 (regiment/service)
Royal Navy, Fleet Air Arm, Sqdn 849 (regiment/service)
Royal Navy, Fleet Air Arm, Sqdn 824 (regiment/service)
Keywords: ships, British naval - aircraft carrier, light: Albion (object name)
aircraft, British naval - combat: Hawker Sea Hawk (object name)
aircraft, British naval - combat: De Havilland Sea Venom (object name)
aircraft, British naval - combat: Fairey Gannet (object name)
aircraft, United States naval - combat: Douglas Skyraider & [British] (object name)