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Other titles:POST-WAR NAVAL OPERATIONS - MISCELLANEOUS [Allocated Series Title]
Summary: RNAS Hal Far's Air Display, 28th August, 1954.
Description: Ratings of HMS Falcon clean an Avenger in preparation for air display. Rockets are led under the wing of an Attacker; cleaning of Attacker and Short Sturgeon. Maltese visitors study Avenger; Sea Hornet, Sea Hawk, Firefly. Visitors make their way along perimeter track, examining aircraft and (at the static display) photographs. WRENs stationed at HMS Falcon. Monks inspect aircraft, children look at helicopter. Interest in pilotless target aircraft. Shots of crowd. The air display: massed take-off by Sea Hawks of 806 Squadron RN; air/sea rescue demonstration by helicopters of 728 Squadron RN; Helicopter ballet by 845 Squadron RN; Neptune aircraft of US Navy (based at Hal Far) take off. Shot of official enclosure. Dragonflies of 728 Squadron give air/sea rescue demonstration and fly low over crowd. More shots of helicopter ballet. Helicopter comes down on to camera and raises cameraman by winch; cameraman continues to take shots of crowd and airfield.
Production Details: Admiralty (Production sponsor)
Personalities, Units and Organisations: Royal Navy, Fleet Air Arm, Sqdn 728 (regiment/service)
Royal Navy, Fleet Air Arm, Sqdn 845 (regiment/service)
Royal Navy, Women's Royal Naval Service (regiment/service)
United States Navy (regiment/service)
Keywords: aircraft, British naval - combat: Fairey Firefly (object name)
aircraft, British naval - combat: Hawker Sea Hawk (object name)
aircraft, British naval - combat: De Havilland Sea Hornet (object name)
aircraft, British naval - combat: Supermarine Attacker (object name)
aircraft, British naval - light military: Short Sturgeon (object name)
aircraft, British naval - helicopter: Westland Dragonfly (object name)
aircraft, British naval - RPA: pilotless target aircraft (object name)
aircraft, United States naval - combat: Grumman Attacker & [British] (object name)
ceremonies, British - display: aerobatics (object name)
society, British naval - friendship (object name)
RNAS Hal Far Air Display & 28/8/1954 (event)
Malta & Hal Far <RNAS Station> (geography)
Notes: Summary: film has not been viewed - information is taken from CNI records.