British officer served aboard HMS Norfolk during Invergordon mutiny, 1931
REEL 1 Recollections of period as officer with Royal Navy, 1915-1930: First World War service, 1915-1918: foreshortened training; Mediterranean service; story of using modified torpedoes as bombs; posting to Baltic, 1920; joining Fleet Air Arm, 1925. Aspects of period as officer aboard HMS Norfolk, 1930-1931: drafting to HMS Norfolk, 1930; West Indies cruise; naturalist work; relationship with lower deck. Recollections of period as officer aboard HMS Norfolk during Invergordon mutiny, 1931: memories of Copeman and his use of physical means to enforce solidarity amongst mutineers; memories of Wincott; relationship with lower deck; degree of severity of mutiny aboard HMS Norfolk, 15-16/9/1931; background to unrest over pay cuts; Wincott's status as lower deck spokesman; first news of pay cuts; shore leave at Invergordon.
REEL 2 Continues: Question of Hill's permission to use radio and his unofficial news service; reads letter illustrating continuing controversy over Invergordon mutiny in 1970s; impressions of events during mutiny including outbreak, communicating with mutineers on focsle, loaning Wincott typewriter and sections of crew involved.
REEL 3 Continues: Interviewer Anthony Carew reads Hill's letter describing events of mutiny and production of manifesto including Rodger's role; Rodger's comments on this account; opinion of Prickett; Fleet dispositions at Invergordon; Home ports order (Devonport), 16/9/1931; system of noticeboards to inform lower deck; revolutionary banner seen whilst passing through Kiel Canal; end of mutiny, 16/9/1931.
REEL 4 Continues: vague memories of crew members; question of Hill's role in mutiny; treatment of ringleaders; return to Devonport. Subsequent career.