Scenes from the displays at RNAS Yeovilton for Airday 1992.
(Tape 1) I. Air Day rehearsal, 17 July: aerial shots of RNAS Yeovilton shot from Sea King helicopter. Air-to-air shots of Sea King and Gazelle helicopters. Troops disembark from helicopter; Sea Kings airlift vehicles. General views of interior of Sea King and aerial shots of display field, RNAS Yeovilton and surrounding countryside.
II. Displays at the Air Day proper, including Lynx (from HMS Gloucester) and EH101 Merlin helicopters in action. (Snatches of commentary from the public address system can be heard.) Historical flight: Fairey Firefly and Soviet light aircraft. Sea Harrier takes off from "ski jump" ramp and hovers.
(Tape 2) III. Sea Harrier aircraft in action, and general views of the display area with Sea King and 105mm gun underslung. Main item is a Commando assault demonstration, in which "Sophia Snogoften" is kidnapped from her car by "terrorists" who take her to a mock-up of a castle. Mass flight of helicopters bring Commandos and artillery in for the "rescue" - much smoke and fire as Land Rovers are brought in and artillery "ranging shots" are fired at the castle. Finally the Commandos go in and rescue Miss Snogoften - "a successful mission". Display ends with flypast of helicopters and various vehicles driving away.