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Summary: Four unedited naval and naval air sequences.
Description: I. MLS-CU as Supermarine Attacker, with undercarriage up, flies in to belly-land on flight deck - the aircraft takes the wire and is brought up steady, fire-fighting and crash crew running forward to assist the pilot.
II. Westland Wyverns on HMS Albion. MS and MCUs of range of Wyverns - parked with wings folded, they are being prepared for take off. MLS forward along the flight deck from position by recovery crane as Wyvern is catapulted off - second aircraft taxies up to the catapult. MSs as Wyvern is manhandled and unfolds wings - helicopter in the background. Various shots of aircraft being catapulted away. MLS as Wyvern flies down the starboard side of Albion, flaps and undercarriage down - the undercarriage is retracted as the aircraft recedes - Wyverns and AEW Skyraiders parked on deck. Wyvern catapulted off - Sea Hawk parked at frame right. Series of shots of a single aircraft slowly flying past - at the end of the sequence, the camera pans to hold on radar array above island.
III. Aerial shots of Sea Hawks of 898 Squadron flying interception formations - a single group and then two groups of four aircraft.
IV. RN ships in the Mediterranean - HMS Glasgow, HMS Bermuda, another Fiji Class cruiser, and French cruiser Gloire with escorts.
Production Details: Admiralty (Production sponsor)
Personalities, Units and Organisations: Royal Navy, ALBION (HMS), aircraft carrier (regiment/service)
Royal Navy, GLASGOW (HMS), light cruiser (regiment/service)
Royal Navy, Fleet Air Arm, Sqdn 898 (regiment/service)
Royal Navy, BERMUDA (HMS) (regiment/service)
French Navy, Gloire (regiment/service)
Keywords: aircraft, British naval - combat: Hawker Sea Hawk (object name)
aircraft, British naval - combat: Supermarine Attacker (object name)
aircraft, British naval - combat: Westland Wyvern (object name)
aircraft, United States naval - combat: Douglas Skyraider AEW & [British] (object name)
operations, British naval air - routine (object name)
ships, British naval - aircraft carrier, light: Albion (object name)
ships, British naval - cruiser: Bermuda (object name)
ships, British naval - cruiser: Glasgow (object name)
ships, British naval - cruiser: Fiji Class (object name)
ships, French naval - cruiser: Gloire (object name)