Departure of 1000 R.A.F. men on troopship Assaye, bound for Middle East.
Full title reads: "Seeing the World and getting paid for it. 1,000 Royal Air Force Officers and men leave in troopship "Assaye" - Irak [sic] bound".
L/S of R.A.F. airmen walking along quayside and up ship's gangplank. Each man carries a large white duffle bag. Various L/S of group of airmen on deck of troopship. They look relaxed: leaning on railings, waving to camera and cheering.
Cuts / out takes start at 01:42:35. More shots from BLUECOAT BOYS, also in G 1331. See separate record for details. Otherwise, more shots from this story, mostly same as those in edited bit of item. Some more shots of airmen carrying bundles below deck of troopship. C/U of R.A.F. insignia on ship.
Note: some shots of airmen on ship's deck have been transferred upside down. AH 2001.