• Short Summary

    Three young boys win a prize to spend a day out with the Royal Navy.

  • Description

    Portsmouth, Hampshire.

    M/S of three young boys seven year old Donovan Crouch, Colin Kyte aged eleven and Richard Startin aged thirteen walking towards a launch, they are accompanied by Third Officer Thomson W.R.N.S., a sailor is waiting on the launch. They board the boat, M/S of a sailor at the stern. C/U of the back of the head of one boy as he looks at the controls. L/S of the aircraft carrier H.M.S. Ark Royal, the camera pans round to show the boys on the boat and the buildings along the river. M/S of a sailor stood on guard in front of a gangplank, there is a life belt with 'H.M.S. Ark Royal Officers Only' behind him. L/S looking up to the masts. M/S of the three boys looking. M/S of the boys walking up the gangplank, they are followed by Lieutenant Commander B.H. Wainwright and Third Officer Thomson. C/U from the top of the gangplank of the officers walking in, the man salutes as he enters. Men working on the docks are visible in the background. M/S of the boys talking to Commander McIntosh D.S.O., D.S.C. and other officers. C/U profile of Commander McIntosh smiling and talking. The boys are winners of a competition run by a children's comic (Mickey Mouse Weekly) , the prize is to spend a day with men and ships of the Royal Navy.

    M/S of the boys travelling up on a lift platform, L/S of the group on the lift coming up. M/S from the lift as it comes up to the flight deck, there is a sailor standing with his arms folded and an aeroplane in the background. L/S of the boys and officers walking along the deck. M/S of the boys looking at the aeroplane's propellors. C/U of a sailor looking at the scene, he is wearing his hat with the name of the ship on. L/S of the propellors starting up, the group are in the foreground. L/S of the aeroplane and propellors going round. M/S back view of the boys as they watch. L/S of an aeroplane with its wings being lowered into position, the camera pans along the aeroplane to the propellor. Various naval personnel are stood around. C/U of a naval officer talking to a woman who is watching the scene. A female officer is stood in the background. C/U of the three boys stood watching. M/S of men with cameras taking their pictures, one man adjusts his camera.

    C/U of naval personnel leaning on the side. M/S of a boat and the boys walking past in the foreground. L/S of the Bofors anti-aircraft guns on the ship pointing out to sea, the camera pans up and down to one of the boys steering it. M/S of an officer showing Donovan how to manoeuvre the gun, the camera pans round the gun as it is raised and lowered. C/U of a sailor watching and smiling.

    L/S of H.M.S. Victory, a car drives past in the foreground and there are some trucks driving around. M/S as the camera pans along the ship. M/S of the boys standing on deck by a cannon they are talking with a Royal Marine, he is pointing at something. C/U of Donovan. C/U of the Marine talking to the boys. C/U of a plaque on the ship's floor marking the spot where Admiral Nelson fell. L/S of the boys walking down the gangplank from the ship with Officer Thomson. M/S of the boys boarding a bus with R.N. on the side, they are accompanied by the officers. M/S of the bus driving towards the camera and away from the docks. A policeman walks past and a red van drives by.

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    Colour pictorials
    British Pathé
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    Available on request
    Time in/Out:
    01:08:28:00 / 01:10:59:00
    CP 138

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  1. Unknown user says

    Now that Westland craft is bonza !!

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