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Title:NAVAL RATINGS FROM HMS PHOEBE PARTICIPATE IN ARMY PATROLS IN ADEN [Allocated Title]
Film Number:ADM 3829
Other titles:POST-WAR NAVAL OPERATIONS - ADEN [Allocated Series Title]
Summary: Army patrols in city of Aden conduct house searches and check driver's identity papers. Except at the beginning of the reel, there is little evidence of naval participation.
Description: A sailor from the frigate HMS Phoebe assists a soldier of the Argyll and Sutherland Highlanders in frisking a group of Arabs who stand with raised hands as they are searched. The soldier and two sailors are seen picking their way over rocky terrain outside the city - all carry FN rifles. They climb by rope up a low cliff. Cut to sequence shot from a vehicle on a street patrol in Aden city - the preceding Land Rover comes to a halt and three soldiers jump out, two carrying rifles and one a Sterling. Arabs are rousted out of one of the houses and lined up against a wall to be searched by the soldiers. The patrol continues, the vehicles passing a group of children playing in the road, a taxi stand, a building covered in FLOSY and NLF slogans. The leading Land Rover stops in traffic and an Arab car driver is ordered out of his vehicle to have his papers examined. The patrol continues along the seafront. The patrol finished, the soldiers remove the magazines from rifles and SMGs.