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Title:HMS LANCASTER VISITS KUWAIT FOR THE TENTH ANNIVERSARY OF LIBERATION, FEBRUARY 2001 (ORIGINAL FOOTAGE) [Allocated Title]
Film Number:ADM 6676X
Other titles:ROYAL NAVY VIDEOS: 2000s [Allocated Series Title]
Summary: Unedited coverage of the frigate HMS Lancaster's visit to Kuwait City for the Tenth Anniversary National Liberation celebrations.
Description: (Tape 1) Scenes of the frigate HMS Lancaster coming alongside in Kuwait City. Speech by Major General Sir Pat Cordingley.
(Tape 2) Interview with HMS Lancaster's captain, Commander Richard Button. Extended scenes at a children's party for children of the missing six hundred POWs on board - crewmen are dressed as comic characters (Superman, Batman, the Hulk, a clown etc). Children hold "Thank You" banners as they come on board. They are entertained with various activities. Second interview with Commander Burton, stressing the Royal Navy's role in keeping the Gulf a "safe stable area for free trade".
(Tape 3) Extended scenes of British sailors ashore in Kuwait City, including market scenes etc.
(Tape 4) Visit to the ruins of Al-Qurain Martyr's Museum, and coverage of events on Liberation Day featuring world dignitaries (Margaret Thatcher and Sir Denis Thatcher, George H W Bush, John Major, Colin Powell etc).