• Short Summary

    Queen Elizabeth II and Prince Charles visit HMS Eagle and see demonstration of aircraft.

  • Description

    Titles read: "HMS EAGLE - ROYAL DAY ON CARRIER".

    Weymouth, Dorset.

    Aerial shots of aircraft carrier HMS Eagle at sea. On the deck Queen Elizabeth II and Prince Charles shake hands with naval officers. Escorting the royal pair are bearded Vice-Admiral CLG Evans (Flag Officer Aircraft Carriers) and Captain John Byng Frewen of the Eagle. Pan along line of officers. Prince Charles shakes hands with an officer, and then he and the Queen walk away.

    Various shots of the Queen and Prince Charles inside specially built glass observation platform overlooking the flight deck, watching preparations for aircraft launching. L/S of a Seahawk taxiing towards the catapult for launching. Air shot of helicopter hovering off port bow of the carrier as a Seahawk waits to be launched. L/S as Seahawk is launched. Man on flight deck signalling to aircraft. Another Seahawk is launched.

    Prince Charles having details pointed out to him by naval officer. Angle shot as formation of Skyraiders fly overhead. Air shot looking down on HMS Eagle showing aircraft lined up on flight deck. Two Seahawks come in to land on the deck.

    The royal party are seen on lift descending from the flight deck. Interior shots show the Queen and Prince Charles watching the rum ration being served. Air shot round the bows of HMS Eagle as she steams towards and in line behind her come the two escorting ships.

    Notes on file.

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    Film ID:
    Media URN:
    Pathe newsreels
    British Pathé
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    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Black & White
    Time in/Out:
    01:15:45:00 / 01:17:23:00

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