A D.H.82B Queen Bee radio-controlled target aircraft has just been lowered onto its catapult. A total of 380 Queen Bees was produced by de Havilland at Hatfield and by Scottish Aviation at Glasgow. Queen Bees were equipped with Short twin metal floats, and pick-up slings were located in the wing centre section.
The pilot is seen climbing to his cockpit while a Naval instructor waits to give the launching signal. Hawker Osprey S1680 is ready and waiting on the same catapult; a Naval instructor waits to give the launching signal.