South African newsreel item showing airmen on mock invasion exercise.
Unused / unissued material.
South African newsreel item.
Title reads: "Fleet Airmen and Land Forces Exercise".
Cape Town, South Africa.
Various shots South African Royal Air Force ground crews preparing Hellcat fighter planes. C/U airmen in briefing room. Various shots pilots getting into planes. Various shots female members of the ground crew, South African WRAAF (Women's Royal Auxiliary Air Force), doing tests to measure wind speeds and directions. Various shots planes taking off in mock invasion exercise. Admiral Burnett, commander of South Atlantic, watches. Various shots armoured cars advancing. Various shots Hellcats swooping down low over explosions at ground level.