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Title:NIMROD AIR DROP TO RFA STROMNESS EN ROUTE TO THE FALKLANDS [Allocated Title]
Film Number:ADM 4836
Other titles:FALKLANDS CONFLICT [Allocated Series Title]
Description: A Nimrod aircraft flies past the camera ship (probably RFA Stromness) with bomb bay open. On a second fly past, it drops an item into the water. The ship's boat is lowered (presumably to collect the package). Rifle firing practice is held on a range set up across the deck. A Wasp helicopter takes off. A machine gunner fires out to sea from a helicopter (filmed from its interior).
Technical Details: Format: 16mm
Number of items/reels/tapes: 1
Footage: 200 ft; Running time: 6 mins
Notes: Summary: footage was received with no documentation and little identification. Information is partly based on the recollections of fellow DPR(N) cameraman, Alan Fowler, in 1993, who recalled the occasional Nimrod drops. (See also note to ADM 4821).
Remarks: the camera work is not very distinguished - the reel is not very coherent.