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Title:ROYAL NAVY SHIPS VISIT FREMANTLE, AUSTRALIA, JULY 1997 [Allocated Title]
Film Number:ADM 6600
Other titles:ROYAL NAVY VIDEOS: 1990s [Allocated Series Title]
Summary: Unedited coverage of the visit of Royal Navy and Royal Fleet Auxiliary ships (including HMS Illustrious, HMS Richmond and HMS Beaver) to Fremantle, Western Australia, July 1997, as part of the goodwill aspect of Exercise Ocean Wave.
Description: (Tape 1) Scenes include arrival of HMS Illustrious, HMS Richmond, HMS Beaver and Royal Fleet Auxiliary craft into Fremantle, Western Australia, plus general shots of public and guests waiting on the jetty; men and women of the Australian Naval Association going on board Illustrious, and supporting shots of Australian Police etc.
(Tape 2) Press conference with Rear Admiral Sir Alan West, Defence Industry Day on board HMS Richmond with Admiral Sam Salt and British High Commissioner Sir Roger Carrick, and Divisions held in Fremantle Docks (over 900 officers and ratings present). Interview with Glen Boxard.
(Tape 3) Presentation of Long Service, Good Conduct and United Nations medals during Divisions and address by Rear Admiral Alan West, interview with Admiral Sam Salt about Defence Industry Day, and sailors out shopping in Fremantle town centre (interviews with Ratings Philip Webb and Chris Blockley).
(Tape 4) Interviews with seamen Andrew Stelfox, Scott Jukes and Simon Hague, soundbites from local people visiting the ships, and crewmen with koalas, kangaroos and other animals at Cohuna Wildlife Park.
(Tape 5) Further scenes at Cohuna Wildlife Park, interviews with Julie Smart, Commander Elliot Seatherton (HMS Richmond) and Chief Petty Officer John Shaw, Royal Navy ships open to visitors, views of Perth city centre and further interviews (Captain Stephen Meyer of HMS Illustrious, Captain Bill Walworth of RFA Diligence and Nigel Smith).