Creating 'the backbone of tomorrow's Royal and Merchant Navies' in £350 a year public school.
Pangbourne Nautical College, Berkshire.
L/S of a great huge building - Pangbourne Nautical College in Berkshire "...where the backbone of tomorrow's Royal and Merchant Navies is being moulded" . L/S of the stairs with cadets in flashy uniforms running down the stairs. M/S of the cadets being instructed how to use a sextant by a middle aged bold man in civilian suit (Commander Mornemant). He attends the cadets one by one explaining the procedure. M/s of one of the young cadets trying to use the sextant. M/S of the group of cadets learning how to use a compass. A man in uniform (Lt. Cdr. Hoyle) explains how to use it and one of the cadets tries it practically. M/S of the flag on a mast. Camera tilts down to show much younger boys signalling with flags. M/S of the three boys signalling. Low angle M/S of one of the boys as signalling with the flag behind him - great propaganda shot. L/S of the boys signalling. M/S of the three boys tying knots under supervision of an uniformed man (Bosun Finch). He corrects one of the boys. M/S of the two boys as they work. C/U shot of the officer's face as he inspects the knots. C/U shot of the officers hands inspecting the knots.
L/S of the school yard where cadets are gathered around a large model of the sea with the boats on. This is, voiceover informs, "class on the Rules of the Road." Cadets learn how to avoid collision at sea. There are international regulations which has to be learned. High angle C/U shot of the model map with boats on. A hand of Chief Instructor Sewell takes one of the boats and explains how and where to sail. Now, the cadets. M/S of a young cadet explaining how and where to sail on one of the boats. C/U high angle shot of the cadet's hand moving the boat. C/U shot of the boy's face as he explains. M/S of several sailing boats with very young cadets on them. A man in uniform (Knights) directs the operation. Several shots of the activities on the sailing boats. Boys seem very happy to sail. L/S of the line of boats, some are sailing boats, some are rowing boats. M/S of a rowing boat with the boys rowing under supervision of a man in uniform. Several shots of the boys rowing and sailing.