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    US Phantom jets join fleet air arm of Royal Navy.

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    No title. US Phantoms join Royal Navy fleet air arm, Yeovilton (Yeovil, Somerset).

    Ground to air shot of three Phantom fighter-bomber jets flying past escorted by two Vixens. L/S of a Phantom touching down on runway. Camera pans as it goes up runway showing the breaking parachute. L/S Phantom landing. Camera pans with it as it tears down the runway showing breaking parachute behind. M/S of Phantom taxiing on runway showing one of ground crew in foreground with his arms held up. M/S Phantom taxiing.

    Head on shot of Phantom coming to halt with ground crew standing in front with arms raised. M/S of cockpit covers being raised showing two pilots inside. L/S three Phantoms lined up on runway with cockpit covers open. M/S pilot climbing down from one of the phantoms. M/S the crews being greeted by naval officers with bottles of champagne. Bottle of champagne opened, poured into glass and handed to one of the pilots. C/U crew members drinking champagne.

    L/S one of the Phantoms outside hangar. Inside is the commissioning ceremony taking place. C/U the rear end of the Phantom outside the hangar showing the two engines. Interior of hangar showing the commissioning ceremony. L/S Naval personnel standing to attention. M/S one of the Phantoms on the tarmac. C/U nose of one of the Phantoms. L/S Phantom going along the runway about to take off. Camera pans as it gathers speed and it goes into a climb, gaining height rapidly. Ground to air shot of another Phantom going past. L/S another Phantom flying past at high speed.

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    Pathe newsreels
    British Pathé
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    Available on request
    Black & White
    Time in/Out:
    01:25:58:00 / 01:27:53:00

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