HMS BULWARK ON EXERCISE IN THE MIDDLE EAST [Allocated Title]
HMS Bulwark carries out a helicopter assault. Possibly Exercise Roulade, in the Aden Protectorate, March, 1961.
Aerial LSs of HMS Bulwark steaming at sea - eight HAS.7 Whirlwinds are running up on deck. The helicopters take off. Cut to scene onboard Bulwark as the Flight Deck Captain directs Whirlwind 'K' to take off. The helicopters return to the carrier and land on - touching down in the same general order as they took off, the first aircraft alighting on the spot nearest the bows, and the rest in sequence down the length of the deck. LA.CU as Whirlwind 'Z' alights and marines jump out and unload their kit. Cut to MS of helicopter 'B' landed onshore, its engine still running. A stick of four marines waits kneeling, ready to embark. A marine directs a landing. LA as 'E' comes in to land and marines embark - aircraft 'C' and 'Z' in the background. Aerial LSs to Whirlwind 'F' in flight over the scrubby desert, and then over the sea, parallel to the coast.