Royal Navy on manoeuvres off Gibraltar.
Unissued / unused material.
The home and Mediterranean fleets on manoeuvres, somewhere in Mediterranean.
C/U destroyer (Possibly the "Corunna") at sea sending out heliograph signals. M/S Mosquito aeroplane in flight. M/S Three destroyers in line ahead. L/S aircraft carrier "Implacable". Various shots destroyers in battle formation. View of "Corunna" taken from bosun's chair sliding along hawser from "Implacable". Destroyers in line ahead. C/U Royal Navy ensign. M/S Admiral McGrigor in bosun's chair sliding down hawser towards "Corunna". Aircraft carrier "Theseus". High angled shot destroyer deck. Line of sailors hauling hawser. M/S destroyer. L/S "Implacable". M/S Admiral Roderick McGrigor (commander-in-chief of Home Fleet) in bosun's chair. He lands on deck of "Corunna" and is helped from chair. Various shots destroyer. L/S "Duke of York" battleship. More shots destroyer. L/S crew hauling on rope. Low angle shot "Firebrand" aeroplane landing on deck of aircraft carrier. M/S support crew signalling to aircraft, pan o plane touching down. Various shots planes landing on deck, one overshoots and has to try again. Various shots planes taking off from aircraft carrier. M/S folding wing being lowered on aircraft. Various shots crew pushing planes along deck. Aircraft seen coming on deck by lift from hold. Various shots "Firebrand" taking off. M/S aircraft on flight deck. L/S Rock of Gibraltar. M/S cruiser. Elevated shot Gibraltar harbour. Elevated shot "Duke of York" in harbour, pan to other ships. M/S White Ensign flying from stern of British vessel. L/S cruiser. L/S Gibraltar. M/S Mosquito plane coming into land.
Selected scenes from newsreel story in Gazette issue 49/23. Date given on old records is 21/03/1949.