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Title:ON BOARD AN AIRCRAFT CARRIER 5 [Allocated Title]
Film Number:ADM 616
Summary: Naval material - predominantly deck activity on board an Illustrious Class aircraft carrier.
Description: Confused opening shots - film from a deck landing aircraft, torpedo bomber making a low pass, Swordfish with collapsed undercarriage. Multiple pom pom fires. Martlet goes over. Belly-landed Swordfish - crash crew approach. Martlet prepares to take off. LS pan across convoy (taken from troop transport). CU of belly-landed Swordfish. HA.MS as Swordfish makes successful landing astern. Distant coastline. Albacores lined up for take off - tropicalised Seafires parked on outriggers. MS of destroyer escort, HMS Tynedale. MS of aircraft carrier island - Martlet catapulted off. Aircraft maintenance work. Aircraft practises bomb run astern of aircraft carrier. MS on deck maintenance to Seafire aircrew - multiple pom pom in background begins firing. HA.MS as two twin 4.5-inch turrets fire. Albacores practice bomb runs around smoke markets. MCU of maintenance work on Seafire aircrew shaft. LA MCU of destroyer, bow-on. Stern 3/4 MLS of Hunt Class destroyer (L45? HMS Whaddon?) MLS as Supermarine Walrus touches down. MS as crew member secures cable to strop for hoisting on board LS of destroyers in rough sea. LS pan across convoy. MS profile Nelson Class battleship 3/4 MS as HMS Ark Royal launches aircraft.