Item showing paratroopers taking part in Exercise Fabulist. Cyprus.
Unissued / Unused material.
Paratroops take part in Exercise Fabulist. Cyprus.
MS paratroops sat in planes. Various shots planes in flight (could be Hastings or Beverleys) CU paratroopers jumping from plane. Aerial views from plane of the terrain below. MS members of the air crew looking out of window of plane. LS Beverley transport planes standing on tarmac. Interior shots showing the Beverley aircraft being made ready. Various shots Beverley aircraft on tarmac. LS lorries approaching airfield. LS Hastings aircraft lined up on airfield. Various shots of lorries on tarmac, paratroops leave the lorries and march towards planes. Various shots as Paratroops go down steps carrying equipment. Various shots as they go onboard plane. MS's paratroops on tarmac adjusting their kit and then strapping it on. MS paratroopers' feet as they descend steps from plane. Various shots taken on the airfield of paratroops and Hastings aircraft.
Various shots helicopter in flight. Various shots lorries driving past the line of Hastings aircraft on the tarmac. MS Officers and VIPs talking beside aircraft. MS troops in full kit lying on the tarmac. LS angle shot of troops boarding a Hastings. Various shots of the group of Officers who are seated watching the exercise. Ground to air LS pan with Beverley in flight. Various CU's troops lying in trench while their officers scan countryside with binoculars. MS valley, pan to MS troops lying in trench. Ground to air LS Hunter jet fighter flying low over hill. CU soldier lying in trench with bren gun. CU soldier with walkie-talkie set. LS troops moving across fields in lorry. Pan across troops waiting on hillside. MS hillside with lines of troops moving across it. Various shots troops marching across open country in groups of ten. MS two soldiers working on a lorry. CU pan of Land Rovers driving past camera. CU man having leg bandaged. CU pan with soldier carrying bazooka.