Good footage of the Fleet Air Arm in Malta.
Unused / unissued material - dates and locations unclear or unknown.
Fleet Air Arm in Malta - February 1943.
Various shots of ground crews loading up Fairey Albacore Biplanes with Torpedoes on a Malta airstrip. Several shots of Fleet Air Arm pilots relaxing between sorties. They joke whilst smoking pipes and cigarettes - some nice footage. M/S pan with two Albacores taking off and flying low over airfield. Some good air to air shots of the Albacore aircraft. More shots of of bombs being loaded. More good shots of the aeroplanes in flight. Various shots in briefing room of pilots being briefed. After briefing the pilots walk out and are driven away clinging onto side of car. Aerial shots of planes in flight.
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