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Title:FUNERAL OF CAPTAIN WALKER, PART 2 [Allocated Title]
Film Number:ADM 1223
Other titles:THE ROYAL NAVY IN NORTHERN AND ATLANTIC WATERS [Allocated Series Title]
Summary: Further footage of Captain F J Walker's funeral.
Description: Preceded by the chaplain, the Reverend Cocup, the coffin is borne out of the cathedral and placed on a waiting gun-carriage. The cortège then passes through the streets of the city, followed by the wreath party. Arriving at Princes Landing, the coffin is transferred onto HMS Hesperus (H.57), which then departs. Onboard Hesperus the coffin lies with a depth charge at its feet, surrounded by an honour guard. The ship heaves to and the body is committed to the deep. Floral tributes are thrown onto the waters, and the rifle party fire a salute. The family and mourners go below. Final CU of Captain Walker's tattered Battle Ensign.
Production Details: Admiralty (Production sponsor)
Personalities, Units and Organisations: Horton, Max Kennedy (person)
Walker, Frederick John (person)
Walker, Frederick John (Mrs) (person)
Walker, Gillian (person)
Cocup (Reverend) (person)
Royal Navy, Hesperus (regiment/service)
Keywords: ships, British naval - destroyer: Hesperus (object name)
ceremonies, British - event-related: funeral of Captain Walker (object name)
Liverpool, Merseyside, England, UK (geography)