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Title:TARANTO ANNIVERSARY DINNER IN HMS ILLUSTRIOUS [Allocated Title]
Film Number:ADM 1505
Other titles:POST-WAR NAVAL OPERATIONS - MISCELLANEOUS [Allocated Series Title]
Summary: Dinner on board HMS Illustrious at Portsmouth marking the 14th anniversary of the Fleet Air Arm's raid on the Italian fleet at Taranto on 11th November, 1940.
Description: Pilots and observers from Illustrious who took part in the raid are amongst the guests. Also present are Admiral Sir George Creasy (C-in-C Portsmouth), Admiral Sir Lumley Lyster (then RAC Mediterranean Aircraft Carriers), Admiral Sir Denis Boyd (CO of Illustrious at time of raid), Rear-Admiral A N C Bingley (Fifth Sea Lord), Vice-Admiral Sir John Eccles (Flag Officer Air [Home]), Rear-Admiral Guy Willoughby (Flag Officer Flying Training) and Commodore C L G Evans (Commodore RN Barracks, Portsmouth).
Production Details: Admiralty (Production sponsor)
Personalities, Units and Organisations: Bingley, Alexander N C (person)
Boyd, Denis William (person)
Eccles, John Arthur Symons (person)
Evans, Charles L G (person)
Lyster, Arthur Lumley St George (person)
Willoughby, Guy (person)
Royal Navy, Illustrious (person)
Royal Navy, Fleet Air Arm (regiment/service)
Keywords: ships, British naval - aircraft carrier, fleet: Illustrious (object name)
ceremonies, British - event-related: anniversary of raid on Taranto, 14th (object name)
society, British naval - sustenance: dinner (object name)
Portsmouth, Hampshire, England, UK (geography)
Notes: Summary: film has not been viewed - information is taken from CNI records.