Captain Lord Louis Mountbatten takes over command of the 'Illustrious'.
Item title reads - Lord Louis takes command.
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Various shots on the flight deck of the 'Illustrious', the British naval ensign flies and the crew stands to attention. Various good shots as their new Commander Captain Lord Louis Mountbatten inspects the men and chats to a few. L/S as the men gather together. C/U of Mountbatten making a speech about what a great thrill it is to take over the ship which has a fine fighting record, and how he is looking forward to getting into the war again. L/S of the crew. Various shots of some of the men holding the ship's cat and two kittens.