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Title:OPENING OF THE POLARIS TRAINING SCHOOL AT FASLANE [Allocated Title]
Film Number:ADM 3657
Other titles:POST-WAR NAVAL OPERATIONS - MISCELLANEOUS [Allocated Series Title]
Summary: A introductory piece for the Faslane Polaris facility. Stages in the firing of a missile are shown.
Description: A group receive instruction in the principles of the gyroscope. Lieutenant Instructor points out features of interest on a sectioned model of the missile. CU of a Tape Preparation Unit Type 003, for copying instructions to the computers - it produces a tape reading HELP! I AM A PRISONER IN A TAPE COPY MACHINE! A Lieutenant-Commander and a Chief Petty Officer together replace an inspection cover over the Ships Inertial Navigation System. The guidance capsule is brought along overhead rails for insertion into the missile. Pre-launch checks on tape reading and missile alignment. In the Missile Control Centre, Weapons Electrical System Power and Utilities Room (WESPUR), the operator watches the missile report display. The missile silo hatch opens. The controller's console reports "Missile Prepared" and "MG [Missile Guidance] Prepared", and he fires the missile launch trigger. Final exterior shot of the Polaris Training School, pulling back to show nearby docks and surrounding countryside.
Production Details: Directorate of Public Relations (Navy) (Production sponsor)
Clements, G J (Production individual)
Personalities, Units and Organisations: Royal Navy, Polaris Training School (regiment/service)
Keywords: command and control, British naval (object name)
training, British naval - weapons: nuclear missile (Polaris) (object name)
equipment, British naval - fire control: Polaris (object name)
GB, Scotland & Faslane Bay, Dun <Polaris Training School> (geography)
GB, Scotland & Gareloch, Dun (geography)