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    RAF and Royal Navy exercises in the North Sea and off the Firth of Forth, Scotland.

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    North Sea / Firth of Forth, Scotland

    R.A.F (Royal Air Force) and Royal Navy exercises and manoeuvres in the North Sea.

    LS and MS RAF briefing on harbour wall.
    CU Meteorological instruments for measuring wind-speed .
    CU. R.A.F. and naval exercises in the North Sea.
    CU. Wake of 'Sunderland' flying boat taking off. (2 shots).
    MS 'Sunderland' at mooring position.
    MS Launch passing 'Sunderland' aircraft. (3 shots).
    Aircrew tender taking crew to planes.
    MS Port wing tip and float of airborne 'Sunderland'.
    LS Aerial view of submarine crash diving.
    CU Aircraft wing in flight - showing the nacelle of port outer-engine.
    LS Aerial view of destroyer at speed. (4 shots).
    LS Aircraft carrier (HMS Implacable) at sea. Destroyer following in wake. (3 shots).
    LS Rock-bound coast. (4 shots).
    LS Aerial view of battle-class cruiser at speed.
    LS Launch wake, passing 'Sunderland' at mooring base.
    MS Aircraft dropping smoke-float pyrotechnics, for assessing drift on aircraft.
    MS Aerial view of battle cruiser at sea.
    LS Naval formation at line-astern.
    LS Cruiser at sea.
    MS Battleship at sea.
    LS Battleship passing under Forth Bridge.
    LS Battleship sailing in Firth of Forth, Forth Bridge in background
    MS Preparing 'Tempest' aircraft for takeoff.
    LS Top view from control tower, 'Tempest' landing on carrier.
    MS 'Tempest' taxiing to end of flight deck.
    MS Aerial view of battleship at sea.
    LS Battleship, British naval officer in foreground looking through binoculars.
    MS Signalman using Aldis lamp.
    MS Destroyer.
    CU British sailor using Aldis lamp.
    LS Destroyer.
    MS End of flight deck of aircraft carrier. Aircraft, with wings folded, descending lift into under-deck hanger.
    LS Destroyer.
    MS Fulmar aircraft taking off from carrier.
    CU White Ensign flying from the mast.
    CU Sailor with binoculars.
    LS 'Tempest' turning into wind to land.
    MS Front view of destroyer.
    MS Side view of destroyer.
    MS High shot, 'Fulmar' aircraft taking off from carrier.
    MS High shot, 'Barracuda aircraft taking off from carrier.
    CU Naval pilots conferring.

    Cuts 48/42.

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    Film ID:
    Media URN:
    Unissued unused
    British Pathé
    Issue Date:
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Black & White
    Time in/Out:
    01:55:25:00 / 02:02:00:00
    UN 1943 B

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  1. Simon J says

    The aircraft landing on the aircraft carrier are Hawker Sea Furies. Later shots are of Fairey Fireflies

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