SEA VIXENS OF 892 SQUADRON OPERATE FROM HMS VICTORIOUS [Allocated Title]
Routine air operations on HMS Victorious.
LS aft along the deck as Sea Vixen FAW.1s of 892 Squadron land on HMS Victorious - the sixth aircraft aborts. Aerial LS from off the carrier's port bow as she steams in choppy sea - the starboard catapult launches two 803 Squadron Scimitar F.1s, followed by two Sea Vixens from the port catapult. MS of Flight Deck Officer holding batons - twice he slowly mimes the signal to the pilot to check power and controls, then lowers the baton to the deck, indicating that the launch can proceed. MS from angled deck to launch of Vixen XJ 572 from the starboard catapult - a second aircraft follows, and a third from the port catapult. MS over the centreline retractable catapult control as Vixen 208 is launched from the starboard catapult - as the camera pans round to follow the aircraft, more Sea Vixens and an AEW Gannet can be seen parked forward on the port side. Vixens 215 and 212 are launched.