Airborne troops board aircraft carriers en route to Cyprus. Portsmouth, Hampshire.
Item title reads - Airborne off to Cyprus. Portsmouth, Hampshire.
L/S men of the 16th Independent Airborne Brigade Group massing in front of HMS Victory. Various shots as they carry their kit bags towards HMS Triumph. Various shots airborne men boarding Triumph. L/S long column of Airborne men marching towards docks. M/S from behind them. L/S more men arriving at docks.
L/S HMS Victory, pan down to men boarding HMS Warrior, they include men of the 1st and 2nd battalions of the Parachute Regiment, the 9th Independent Airborne Squadron and Royal Engineers. Back view men boarding Warrior, L/S aboard HMS Warrior, pan down to troops leading their mascot, a Shetland pony called 'Pegasus', on deck. M/S pony rearing. C/U man laughing. M/S men laughing, pan down to pony wearing hat. M/S half naked men on deck. Pan across them laughing.