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Other titles:POST-WAR NAVAL OPERATIONS - MISCELLANEOUS [Allocated Series Title]
Summary: Exercise Shop Window, June 1955. (Only Part 2 - taken in HMS Centaur - documented.)
Description: HMS Tapir submerges and surfaces. Vessels of the 1st FPB Squadron (fast patrol boats) attack HMS Grenville and HMS Centaur; Grenville shoots anti-submarine mortar. Jackstay transfer. Flying scenes: first touch-and-go landing by Lieutenant Commander Mike Lithgow in the Supermarine N9 prototype along the angled deck. Spectators include personnel from RAF Staff College Andover, the Imperial Defence College and a group of foreign attaches.
Production Details: Admiralty (Production sponsor)
Personalities, Units and Organisations: Lithgow, Michael John "Mike" (person)
Royal Air Force (regiment/service)
Royal Navy, CENTAUR (HMS), aircraft carrier (regiment/service)
Royal Navy, Grenville (regiment/service)
Royal Navy, Tapir (regiment/service)
Royal Navy, Fleet Air Arm, FPB Sqdn 1 (regiment/service)
Keywords: aircraft, British - R and D: Supermarine N9 (object name)
ships, British naval - aircraft carrier, fleet: Centaur (object name)
ships, British naval - frigate: Grenville (object name)
ships, British naval - submarine: Tapir (object name)
operations, British naval - routine: Exercise Shopwindow (object name)
operations, British naval - routine: jackstay transfer (object name)
training, British naval - combat (object name)
Operation Shopwindow & 6/1955 (event)
Notes: Summary: film has not been viewed - information is taken from CNI records.