FIRST GANNET SQUADRON AT RNAS FORD [Allocated Title]
First Gannet Squadron at RNAS Ford, 5th April 1954, and Beating the Retreat at Place de Liberté, Toulon.
(Part 1) Gannet aircraft lined up on Hard Standing; pilots wait in position for presentation. Sir Richard Fairey (in civilian clothes) arrives. Presentation. Aircraft start up; ground-to-air shots of Gannets and one Swordfish flying over airfield. (Part 2) Beating the Retreat ceremony performed by the Massed Bands of the Mediterranean Fleet plus the Band of the Scots Greys held at La Place de Liberté, Toulon. The ceremony is attended by Admiral Mountbatten and Senior Officers of the French Navy.