HMS Invincible is launched from Vickers' Barrow-in-Furness yard.
The event is covered by two cameras giving low- and high-angle views of the launching. Queen arrives with Prince Philip and chats graciously with the Reverend Knotman, Vicar of St John's. Invincible is launched, helped on her way by a bottle of vividly red home-made wine (provided by MOD staff at Bath). Fine views of the carrier going down the slip, and the drag chains running out - large numbers of personnel are standing on the flightdeck during the launch. Once in the water, Invincible is manoeuvred by tugs, swinging round to present her port side to the camera. Three Sea King HAS.1s from HMS Gannet, Prestwick Airport, fly past, each streaming a White Ensign. The Hawker Siddeley demonstrator G-VTOL then puts in an appearance, flown by John Farley, HSA's chief test pilot. The Queen departs. Despite wet weather, the crowds of spectators enthusiastically wave Union Jacks throughout.