French, Dutch and British navies practice air operations near Cornwall
SLATE INFORMATION: Western Union Exercises at Sea
AEROPLANES - R.A.F. and Naval Sea Hornets, Sea Furies, Firebrands and Fireflies seen taking off from carriers during Western Union defence fleet exercise. Later, "Batsman" waving them into land on the carriers flight-decks. Shots of deck crews making the planes ready for flight
AIRCRAFT-CARRIERS Victorious Implacable and Theseus seen taking part in Western Union fleet exercises. Admiral McGrigor seen taking off from Implacable and landing on theseus by helicopter. Very good shots of deck crews getting planes ready for attacks on the combined fleets. Batsmen seen waving the aircraft into land on deck. planes include Sea Hornets, Sea Furies, Fireflies and Firebrands. all coming into land on carrier's decks. British, French and Dutch pilots comparing notes after exercise
ANSON H.M.S. BATTLESHIP Seen leaving with units of British fleet to take part in Exercise Verity
HELICOPTER. Admiral McGrigor flies from Flagship "Implacable" to Theseus by helicopter"
IMPLACABLE Fleet carriers Implacable and Victorious with Battleship Anson leave Mounts Bay to take part in Western Union Fleet Exercise. F/M Montgomery pays visit to Implacable's engine room. Admiral McGrigor travels from Implacable to Theseus by helicopter. Commodore Hendrickson of Norway aboard Implacable.
ADMIRAL SIR RHODERICK MCGRIGOR Flies by Helicopter from Flagship "Implacable" to light carrier "Theseus" during Western Union fleet exercises
FIELD MARSHALL MONTGOMERY Inspecting engine-room of the "Implacable" during Western Union fleet exercise. Hits head on rafter
NAVAL BRITISH Anson, Carriers Implacable and Victorious and Theseus with escorting force of destroyers. with Netherlands and French forces shaping course for "Exercise Verity" Commander-in-Chief Admiral McGrigor flies from Implacable by helicopter to Theseus. Aboard the carriers, Sea Hornets, Firebrands, Sea Furies and Fireflies seen taking off to attack the combined fleets. Good shots as "Batsman" flags them into land. Montgomery inspecting engine room of the Implacable. Pilots seen comparing notes after the exercise
THESEUS - CRUISER CARRIER Seen leaving Mounts Bay to take part in "Exercise Verity" Admiral McGrigor seen flying by helicopter from Implacable to the Theseus
"VICTORIOUS", Aircraft Carrier Seen leaving with Anson, Implacable, Theseus to take part in "Exercise Verity" (Western Union fleet)
"WESTERN UNION" DEFENCE TALKS and FLEET Leaving Mounts Bay and makes ready for the opening stages of the combined manoeuvres. Ships of the Royal Navy include Anson, Implacable and Victorious, Netherlands Navy naval warplanes take the air - sea hornets, firebrands Sea Furies, Fireflies, later, seen landing on a board the carriers. Montgomery inspecting engine room or the Implacable. Admiral McGrigor travels by helicopter to Theseus. Combined fleet repels attack by carrier-borne aircraft. Batsman seen flagging planes into carrier to land. British, French and Dutch pilots comparing notes
Navy - Active; Multi-national Groupings; Military Alliances
manoeuvres, inspections, mock attacks, folding wings, de Havilland DH.103 Hornet, Blackburn Firebrand, Hawker Sea Fury, antiaircraft guns, formation, escorts, Slingsby T-67 Firefly
Background: French, Dutch and British navies practice air operations near Cornwall