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Other titles:WHIRLWIND HELICOPTER LIFTS STRETCHER CASE OFF HMS FLEETWOOD [Alternative Title]
Summary: Unedited scenes showing Westland Whirlwind and Westland Wessex helicopters.
Description: I. MSs of Whirlwind as it takes off and manoeuvres above RN airfield - aircraft pirouettes, nods, etc.
II. Wessex helicopter takes off and flies away from camera - Dragonfly parked in mid-distance. LA.MS as Wessex lands to disembark a party of armed naval ratings who fall in on the field.
III. Whirlwind approaches over the sea and lowers net to recover a ditched pilot and liferaft. The helicopter then withdraws towards the distant coastline.
IV. Sequence showing the removal of a casualty from radio trials ship HMS Fleetwood (F.47). Shots include: Whirlwind helicopter running up on airfield while rescue crew embark and load stretcher cradle; aerial shots as the aircraft closes on Fleetwood, underway on a smooth sea; frigate signalling with searchlight and flag hoist; stretcher being lowered onto the quarterdeck and the casualty hoisted up; Whirlwind hovering close on the port quarter before turning away and flying off.