• Short Summary

    Good footage of Fleet Air Arm in manoeuvres off the coast of Australia.

  • Description

    Unused / unissued footage - dates and locations may be unknown or unclear.

    Titles read: 'ROYAL NAVY: Hazards and Thrills with Fleet Air Arm'.

    Australia - August 1947.

    Various shots of Firefly planes on the deck of the British aircraft carrier Theseus prior to Fleet Air Arm manoeuvres off the coast of Australia. Rear Admiral Creasy and Admiral Sir Louis Hamilton stand in greatcoats on deck watching, as well as Air Force and Navy chiefs.

    Several shots of the Firefly planes taking off from the deck. Control crew stand against the heavy wind on deck. Shots of the planes in flight, firing rockets at the sea below and coming back in to the carrier. Some planes comes in with a bumpy landing.

    Shot from a previous set of manoeuvres shows a plane coming in to crash land on the deck - the pilot was unharmed, we are told. A plane crashes into a safety barrier and the pilot is carried below to sick bay. More shots of planes crash landing, with one skidding off the deck and landing in the sea.

    Back to our manoeuvres as more planes take off and are seen in formation flight.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    Media URN:
    Unissued unused
    British Pathé
    Issue Date:
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Black & White
    Time in/Out:
    01:32:25:00 / 01:35:15:00
    UN 1800 B

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