Mass parachute jump and British Army exercise on Salisbury Plain.
Title reads: "Exercise Red Banner".
Abingdon, Oxfordshire & Salisbury Plain, Wiltshire.
L/S of Beverley aircraft of Transport Command on runway at Abingdon. M/S of Paratroopers preparing kit. M/S jeep loaded in bay of Beverley. L/S Beverley moving along runway about to take off.
L/S Hastings aircraft in flight. Various shots paratroops jumping out of Hastings. Masses of parachute drop. M/S from on board Beverley Aircraft of paratroops jumping out of plane. Various shots of paratroops coming into land. L/S Beverleys in flight. From on board plane, M/S of Land Rover being pushed out of bay of Beverley with parachute attached. Various shots of Land Rovers falling to ground from planes attached to parachutes.
M/S Paratroops assembling gun on the ground. C/U of guardsman representing the enemy looking through binoculars. M/S of bridge with smoke explosions in background. M/S paratroops running through woodland. M/S guardsman firing Bren gun. C/U paratroop firing back with Bren gun. M/S paratroops advancing through woodland.
Note: newspaper article about this story on file.