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Title:HMS ILLUSTRIOUS IN KUWAIT, FEBRUARY 2000 [Allocated Title]
Film Number:ADM 6647
Other titles:ROYAL NAVY VIDEOS: 2000s [Allocated Series Title]
Summary: Unedited coverage of the aircraft carrier HMS Illustrious in and around Kuwait City, February 2000.
Description: (Tape 1) Flight deck operations on the aircraft carrier HMS Illustrious, Sunday 20 February 2000.
(Tape 2) Deck operations at dusk, Monday 21 February 2000, including Sea Harrier push.
(Tape 3) COMUKTG handover, Tuesday 22 February 2000.
(Tape 4) Shots of the 4.5-inch gun on board HMS Gloucester, then scenes of one of HMS Illustrious's Sea Harrier aircraft (launching and recovery). Thursday 24 February 2000.
(Tape 5) Flight deck operations and fitting of missiles to Sea Harrier aircraft, Thursday 24 February 2000.
(Tape 6) Sea Harrier aircraft have missiles loaded. Various shots of the flight deck. Thursday 24 February 2000.
(Tape 7) HMS Illustrious anchored off Kuwait, "dress ship" Friday 25 February 2000; general views of flight deck.
(Tape 8) General views of HMS Illustrious including aerial shots of the ship and of Kuwait City "by Steve Tatham going IN", ca Friday 25 February 2000; general views of "dressed overall" and flight deck.
(Tape 9) Aerial shots of the aircraft carrier HMS Illustrious "by Steve Tatham INBOUND", ca Friday 25 February 2000.
(Tape 10) Full frame shots of White Ensign and Union Jack.
(Tape 11) General views of sunset ceremony, flight deck and shots of Kuwait in lights.
(Tape 12) Press conference on board HMS Illustrious, 26 February 2000. After an initial presentation by Commander Mark Thistlethwaite giving details of the RN Task Group deployment, Captain Mark Stanhope (CO of Illustrious) gives a statement (including references to Kuwait's Liberation Day) and takes questions from the audience of journalists.
(Tape 13) Aerial views from helicopter of HMS Illustrious at sea and of Kuwait City and environs, also shot of still cameraman on board helicopter.