Footage Information

British Pathé
Thought to be Selected Originals from late 1940s material.

Portland, Dorset. Royal Navy Home Fleet stages manoeuvres in the Western Approaches.

General view, Portland Mole. Lord Hall, First Lord of the Admiralty, and Admiral Sir Roderick Gregor shaking hands with two officers aboard HMS Duke of York. Close up shot of Lord Hall and Admiral Gregor. HMS Duke of York sailing out of harbour. Close up shot of white ensign flying at mast head. Duke of York at sea. Crew standing on fo'castle. Long shot of MTB's (motor torpedo boats) in line. Aerial view, destroyers in line ahead. General view, aircraft carriers in line ahead. Close up shot of aircraft carrier's bow. Long shot of aircraft taking off from deck. Duke of York between two carriers. General deck scenes and fleet scenes. Signaller signalling with lamp. Aerial view of the fleet. Line of MTB's. Close shot of 'Wake' at sea. Duke of York - bow on.

Possibly connected with 48/79 - MD.
British Pathe
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Portland Dorset Royal Navy RN Home Fleet Lord George Henry Admiral Sir Roderick Gregor HMS Duke of York motor torpedo boats MTBs aircraft carriers ships aerila views