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    Massive Naval exercise sees ships from several nations testing their skills in finding submarines.

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    Unused / unissued material -

    LS Ships. Norwegian Destroyer 'Narvic' (Formerly the British destroyer HMS Glaisdale). HMS Whitby (Britain's latest anti-submarine frigate). Portuguese ships. Dutch submarine. HMS Whitby comes alongside. LS all ships alongside in British port. Inside anti-submarine school run jointly by Royal Navy and Coastal Command. Various shots inside anti-submarine school. Sequence of shots briefing before exercise. Norwegian destroyer Narvic sails for exercise to rendezvous with aircraft who spots submarine and drops marker buoy (10 shots). HMS Whitby closes to attack submarine with Nimbo (the twin three-barrelled projectors which throw six-three hundred pound depth bombs to any angle or degree of the compass). Sequence of loading and aiming Nimbo. NATO Naval aircraft officers on airfield with CUs of Dutch, Portuguese, French and British officers. Portuguese aircraft taxis out and takes off. Dutch aircraft takes off. RAF Shackleton crew and takes off. Air to air of Shackleton mark 3. Aircrew in Shackleton plotting submarines. Aircraft drops sonobuoy and marks submarine position. French Neptune aircraft landing. Portuguese Harpoon aircraft landing. Maintenance of various aircraft. Arrival of officers at anti-sub school to discuss results. Headquarters building sees Commanders in Chief East Atlantic and Channel Command Northwood, Middlesex. NATO Officers - French, Dutch, British and first German Naval Observer to a NATO Naval exercise. They talk together and walk off to observe plotting of exercise. Sequence inside H.Q. Main plotting room, with Admiral Davies, Admiral Sir Guy Grantham and Air Marshal Reynolds. (Admiral Grantham is holding operational orders clearly marked "Operation Shipshape").


    NATO stands for North Atlantic Treaty Organisation. Names of ships taken from paperwork.

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    Film ID:
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    Unissued unused
    British Pathé
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    Available on request
    Black & White
    Time in/Out:
    01:31:56:00 / 01:45:32:00
    UN 3145 A

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