• Short Summary

    CRUISING RECENTLY OFF THE WESTERN AUSTRALIAN COAST WAS "ARK ROYAL", THE LARGEST AIRCRAFT CARRIER IN THE BRITISH NAVY AND PART OF THE ROYAL NAVY'S FAR EAST FLEET.

    "ARK ROYAL" CARRIES BOTH "WESSES" AND "WHIRLWIND" HELICOPTERS - THE "WESSES" USED MAINLY FOR SUBMARINE HUNTING AND "WHIRLWINDS" FOR FERRYING, SEARCH AND RESCUE DUTIES. "GANNETS", EQUIPPED WITH HIGH-POWER RADAR, ARE AMONG THE FOUR SQUADRONS ON THE "ARK ROYAL".

  • Description

    CRUISING RECENTLY OFF THE WESTERN AUSTRALIAN COAST WAS "ARK ROYAL", THE LARGEST AIRCRAFT CARRIER IN THE BRITISH NAVY AND PART OF THE ROYAL NAVY'S FAR EAST FLEET.

    "ARK ROYAL" CARRIES BOTH "WESSES" AND "WHIRLWIND" HELICOPTERS - THE "WESSES" USED MAINLY FOR SUBMARINE HUNTING AND "WHIRLWINDS" FOR FERRYING, SEARCH AND RESCUE DUTIES. "GANNETS", EQUIPPED WITH HIGH-POWER RADAR, ARE AMONG THE FOUR SQUADRONS ON THE "ARK ROYAL".

    THE "SEA VIXENS" ARE AN ALL-WEATHER FIGHTER THE "SCIMITAR" STRIKE-FIGHTER IS THE FIRST SWEPT-WING AIRCRAFT TO GO INTO SERVICE WITH THE FLEET AIR ARM. THEY WERE FILMED BEING LAUNCHED.

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    Film ID:
    VLVACUDDZIXKBUQUC8U532F5JVLD0
    Media URN:
    VLVACUDDZIXKBUQUC8U532F5JVLD0
    Group:
    Reuters - Source to be Verified
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    29/08/1962
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:01:44:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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