COASTAL COMMAND [Main Title]
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- Jones, Jonah (Production individual)
- Gamage, Fred (Production individual)
- Cameron, Ken (Production individual)
- Carrick, Edward (Production individual)
- Mathieson, Muir (Production individual)
- Wright, Dora (Production individual)
- Lee, Jack (Production individual)
- Holmes, J B (Production individual)
- McNaughton, R Q (Production individual)
- Pargiter, Isobel (Production individual)
- Elton, Ralph (Production individual)
- Bryant, G (Production individual)
- RAF Orchestra (Production individual)
- Dalrymple, Ian Murray (Production individual)
- Vaughan Williams, Ralph (Production individual)
- Gordon, Michael (Production individual)
- Crown Film Unit (Production company)
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The work of Coastal Command is illustrated by the story of a single (fictional) operation, and of the various ground and flying personnel involved, particularly the crew of Sunderland 'T for Tommy'.
The crew is introduced in the course of a routine convoy-escort patrol, which is uneventful for them though their relief (a Catalina) sinks a U-boat. The main story concerns the shadowing of a German raider (the Düsseldorf) and the Coastal Command attacks which leave it ready for a naval death-blow. The raider's attempted break-out is first spotted by a Catalina, which watches a torpedo attack by Beauforts from Iceland before turning for home. 'T for Tommy', the relief 'shadow', briefly loses the Düsseldorf but then guides in a Hudson bombing strike. Flying low to spot damage, the Sunderland is itself damaged by flak; returning home it is attacked by four Ju 88s. Rescue arrives, first with another Sunderland, then four Beaufighters. 'T for Tommy' gets home with two crew members slightly injured; a closing sequence shows its departure for duty in West Africa.
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