The RFA Engadine operating out of Portland trains helicopter crews in deep water operations against submarines.
Confused sequence showing aircrew boarding HMS Glamorgan's Wessex HAS.1 OO, taking off from RNAS Portland (HMS Osprey), and flying out to sea to practise landing on and taking off from HMS Engadine - Wessex 23 from Portland is parked on Engadine's flightdeck. LS sequence as Engadine leaves Portland harbour to make out to sea. Aerial shots of Engadine at sea. Sequence shot onboard Engadine as flightdeck crew fold main blades on Wessex 24 (serial XS 870) and manhandle it into the hangar where it is tethered. Wessex 23 hovers nearby. Wessex 24 is then towed out of the hangar for pre-flight prep - oil levels are topped up, rotors extended. LS sequence showing ships leaving Portland - a Leander Class frigate is followed by a German Hamburg Class destroyer and a Leopard Class anti-aircraft frigate. Aerial shots of the Salisbury Class aircraft direction frigate HMS Chichester (F.59) at sea - Type 982, 965 and 293Q antennae all scanning. Various shots of or from helicopters taking off and landing on shore base or Engadine at sea.