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Title:SCENES ONBOARD HMS LARGS, HQ SHIP OF FORCE S [Allocated Title]
Film Number:ADM 1253
Other titles:OPERATION NEPTUNE [Allocated Series Title]
Description: I. Onboard Largs a priest conducts a service for the ship's Catholics.
II. MS forward to the bridge, from a position just aft of the mainmast searchlight, and pan right over the anchorage. LA.MS of signal hoist. LSH(L) Largs gets underway - embarked personnel include Major-General Rennie, GOC 3 Div, and Lieutenant-General Crocker, GOC I Corps. On the bridge, Captain Allan receives a signal. Underway with Largs is a large flotilla of LCTs, cargo vessels, and ships of the support forces - including HMS Eglington (L.87) of Force D. In the communications room, RAF W/T operators and cypher clerks are at work.
III. Admiral's visit. White motor torpedo boat (MTB 256 ?) comes alongside, and Admiral Ramsay (?) comes onboard to inspect.
IV. MS of Captain Allan at his desk - he is smoking a pipe and plays with a tabby cat.
Production Details: Admiralty (Production sponsor)
Personalities, Units and Organisations: Crocker, John Tredinnick (person)
Rennie, Tom Gordon (person)
Allan, H S (person)
Royal Navy, EGLINTON (HMS), destroyer (regiment/service)
Royal Navy, Largs (regiment/service)
Keywords: ships, British naval - destroyer: Eglinton (L.87) (object name)
ships, British naval - amphibious: LCT (object name)
ships, British auxiliary - amphibious: Largs (object name)
communications, British air - electronic: W/T operators (object name)
religion, Christianity - military, British: service onboard ship (object name)