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Title:HMS LANCASTER VISITS KUWAIT FOR THE TENTH ANNIVERSARY OF LIBERATION, FEBRUARY 2001 (DUB FOR TV - LONG EDIT) [Allocated Title]
Film Number:ADM 6676A
Other titles:ROYAL NAVY VIDEOS: 2000s [Allocated Series Title]
Summary: Edited highlights of the frigate HMS Lancaster in Kuwait City for the Tenth Anniversary National Liberation celebrations in February 2001.
Description: Arrival of HMS Lancaster in Kuwait City. Party on board for the children of the missing six hundred POWs. Short interview with ship's captain Commander Richard Button about the invitation extended to Lancaster by the Kuwaiti Government. British sailors in uniform on shore leave - visiting the Kuwait Towers, shopping in market, touring the ruins of Al Qurain Martyr's Museum (plaque on wall quotes His Highness the Amir of Kuwait, Jaber al-Sabah: "We will never rest easy or enjoy the comfort before the return of all POWs to their families"). Kuwaiti flag raising ceremony and celebratory event with music, dancing and flypast by jets. Afternoon reception at embassy with dignitaries including Margaret Thatcher. Evening ceremonial event for the tenth anniversary of liberation attended by world dignitaries (Margaret Thatcher, Denis Thatcher, John Major, George H W Bush and Colin Powell). Mrs Thatcher, George Bush and John Major give speeches. Visit of Sir Denis Thatcher to HMS Lancaster. Final statement from Commander Button describing the gratitude and enjoyment of the ship's crew.