RNVR AIR SQUADRONS IN HMS ILLUSTRIOUS [Allocated Title]
Scenes of 1831 and 1833 RNVR Air Squadrons embarked in HMS Illustrious, August 25th to September 9th 1950.
(Reel 1) General scenes of flight deck activity. Aircraft fly information; Seafire lands. Splash target towed by destroyer. Squadron and ship's flight aircraft on deck and flying over; RNVR pilots; one walk to aircraft, climbs in and starts up.
(Reel 2) Miscellaneous scenes of aircraft and ships, aircraft handlers at work, spectators and attack on target. Illustrious arrives at Guernsey, aircraft on deck and RM Band on lift. St Peter Port. MFV leaves ship and lands libertymen on shore. Guernsey coastline as ship leaves. Deck hockey match (RNVR Officers v CH and POs). General flight deck scenes: aircraft on lift, starting up, in flight. Aircraft take off and land on. Commander (Air) and Lieutenant Commander (Flying) at Flying Control. First Lord of the Admiralty (Hall) meets pilots of 1831 and 1833 RNVR Squadrons.
(Reel 3) ("As Roll 9" - note in CNI records) Hangar interior: air mechanics work on engine (1833 Squadron crest on engine panel). Seafire (air-air) and Firefly (Ship's Flight) over sea. Interior: pilots study flying programme. First Lord talks to ratings; 1831 and 1833 Squadron pilots by aircraft. Squadrons in flight. Seafires taking off as Squadron leaves ship.