• Short Summary

    Good footage of the HMS Eagle, aircraft and crew.

  • Description

    Extra ! HMS Eagle.

    Aerial shot of the aircraft carrier HMS Eagle of the Royal Navy. M/S of radar tower. Several shots of jet aircraft on the deck of the ship including Sea Vixens, Gannets and Phantoms. Shots of jet plane taxiing on runway. M/S to L/S of Sea Vixen taking off from the deck. M/Ss of three men working in the control tower. M/Ss of pilot sitting in cockpit of jet on the deck. Good shot of deck crew at work preparing jet plane for takeoff. L/Ss of Phantom aircraft taking-off. L/S and M/S of the aircraft in-flight. L/S of deck of ship. An aircraft lands on the deck of the ship. M/S of arrester wire. Another shot of plane landing. M/S of Westland Wessex helicopter hovering nearby. Air to air shot of phantom in-flight. M/S shots of plane landing. L/Ss of the aircraft carrier.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    2221.15
    Media URN:
    57368
    Group:
    Pathe newsreels
    Archive:
    British Pathe
    Issue Date:
    31/07/1969
    Sound:
    sound
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:01:52:00
    Time in/Out:
    01:29:37:00 / 01:31:29:00
    Canister:
    69/62

Comments (2)

  1. jamied says

    "plane taking off from the deck (possibly a Vixen)" - it's a Sea Vixen.

    The helicopter referred to is a Westland Wessex.

  2. British Pathé says

    Thanks - we appreciate the identification of the helicopter and confirmation on the Sea Vixen.

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