• Short Summary

    During their five hours 'at sea' in HMS Eagle Britain's large aircraft carrier now in service with the Fleet, 270 families of the 2,400 strong company watched flying displays by her 'Seahawk" 'Gannet' and 'Skyraider' aircraft, and visited most parts of the ship. - the first time ever that this has been done.

  • Description

    During their five hours 'at sea' in HMS Eagle Britain's large aircraft carrier now in service with the Fleet, 270 families of the 2,400 strong company watched flying displays by her 'Seahawk" 'Gannet' and 'Skyraider' aircraft, and visited most parts of the ship. - the first time ever that this has been done.

    Designed as a great incentive for recruitment, the' families day is a development by Flag Officer Aircraft Carriers, Vice Admiral C. Evans, on an idea by the ships company. "No one sees a carrier performing her proper role when her in harbour," says the Admiral.

    Every consideration for the visitors comfort was provided. Having to be aboard at 6.45 a.m. to catch the tide, tea and "Hot dogs" were ready for those who missed breakfast ashore. As the afternoon wore on the Navy again came to the rescue... with sea sickness pills.

    Dockyard tugs took the families back to Devonport after their trip. H.M.S. Eagle continued to Brest on a six-day NATO good-will visit.

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    Film ID:
    VLVAEZ08QKI8FD0LC3T1OTHFFSMPL
    Media URN:
    VLVAEZ08QKI8FD0LC3T1OTHFFSMPL
    Group:
    Reuters - Source to be Verified
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    14/04/1959
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:02:14:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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