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    First post-war combined fleet training manoeuvres

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    SLATE INFORMATION: Air Strength the Keynote of Fleet Exercises


    AEROPLANES - R.A.F. Very good shots of Hornets and Firebrands taking off of Carriers during combined fleet manoeuvres off Gibraltar.

    AIRCRAFT-CARRIERS Very good carrier shots of planes taking off and landing during first post-war combined fleet manoeuvres off Gib. Shots of Implacable, Theseus and Triumph

    CAMERAMEN AND CAMERA Cameraman makes trip by Bosun's chair from Carrier Implacable to a destroyer during Combined fleet manoeuvre off Gibraltar

    CORUNNA - DESTROYER Very good shots of the destroyers signalling during Comb. Fleet manoeuvres off Gibraltar. during heavy seas.

    H.M.S. DUKE OF YORK Flagship of the Blueland defending force of the Straits during combined fleet manoeuvres off Gibraltar.

    GIBRALTAR. Very good shots of Gibraltar - from deck of aircraft carrier. Forefront of carrier seen in picture. More shots of the Rock. Flag flying on shore.

    IMPLACABLE Cameramen aboard Implacable. Shots of carriers Theseus and Triumph in rear. Very good shot of Implacable's pom-poms firing during attack. During combined fleet manoeuvres off Gibraltar. Very good shots of planes landing and taking off

    LORD AND LADY MOUNTBATTEN Leaves conference before putting to sea as Commander of Redland force in combined fleet manoeuvres off Gibraltar

    NAVAL BRITISH First post-war combined Fleet manoeuvres between Home and mediterranean Fleet at Gibraltar. 44 warships taking part. Earl Mountbatten leads Redland force. Cameraman aboard the carrier "Implacable". Shot from deck of Triumph and Theseus. Vanguard, flagship of Redland, and Duke of York, of Blueland. Shots of destroyers. H.M.S. Corrunna in heavy seas. Very good shots of planes on deck taking off and landing. Multiple pom-poms of the Implacable in action. Cameraman passes by Bosun's chair to destroyer.All very good stuff of naval manoeuvres

    THESEUS - CRUISER CARRIER Seen with Carrier Triumph from flight deck of the Implacable during first post-war combined exercises off Gib.

    LIGHT-CARRIER "TRIUMPH" Seen with carrier Theseus during combined Fleet manoeuvres Home and Mediterranean Fleets off Gibraltar. Very good carrier shots of planes landing and taking off

    Airforce - Active; Navy - Active

    ship, ships, warship, raid, practice, aerials, air shots, air shot
    Background: First post-war combined fleet training manoeuvres

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    Reuters - Gaumont British Newsreel
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