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Title:HMS WARRIOR PASSES THROUGH THE SUEZ CANAL [Allocated Title]
Film Number:ADM 1462
Other titles:POST-WAR NAVAL OPERATIONS - MISCELLANEOUS [Allocated Series Title]
Summary: During a passage through the Suez Canal, HMS Warrior invites a number of officers and other ranks from the 1st and 2nd Battalions of the 16th Independent Parachute Brigade for a day's entertainment onboard the ship.
Description: MSs of forward part of HMS Warrior's flightdeck where a small pitch has been marked out and a game of deck hockey is being played between paratroopers and crew, watched by a crowd of spectators - the ship is underway in the Canal. Soldiers and sailors chat together. Ship's band plays on deck aft - behind the musicians are parked three Sea Furies and a Firefly, the bodies of the aircraft obscured by the crowds of spectators. Cut to scenes of paratrooper's arrival onboard Warrior as the carrier passed through Port Said. Ship's officers chat with newly arrived paratroop officers standing in open gangway. HA to a harbour launch crowded with paratroopers as it runs alongside the lowered accommodation ladder, and interior shot as the men file past. LS of harbour buildings in Port Said.
Technical Details: Format: 35mm
Number of items/reels/tapes: 1
Footage: 300 ft; Running time: 3 mins
Notes: Summary: HMS Warrior had transported the 1st and 2nd Battalions from England to Famagusta in June 1951. In 1954 the Battalions were stationed in the Canal Zone, so Warrior's passage was an opportunity to further promote friendly relations