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Title:HMS CHATHAM VISITS THE UKRAINE [Allocated Title]
Film Number:ADM 6649
Other titles:ROYAL NAVY VIDEOS: 2000s [Allocated Series Title]
Summary: Unedited coverage of the goodwill visit by the Type 22 Frigate HMS Chatham to the Ukraine.
Description: Film contents are taken directly from shot list provided with tape:
Tapes 1 to 7 are unedited rushes from the trip. HMS Chatham sails into Odessa, where the ship and crew are greeted by a Ukrainian Navy welcoming party. Press conference on board (in English with Russian translators) explaining the goodwill purpose of the visit, and the ports of call (Odessa and Sebastopol). Crew of Chatham get onto a coach and are taken to Odessa's Shevchenko Park; there, they take part in a wreath-laying ceremony at the Tomb of the Unknown Sailor.
Tape 8 comprises edited highlights from the trip. It is labelled - GVs over Odessa with Chatham arriving: Welcoming ceremony & dockside activity: Press conference – R. Adm. Alan West: Wreath laying ceremony: Potemkin Steps – Guard marching towards ship: Open to visitors: Sightseeing and shopping: Interviews: Vox Pops – general public on quayside. (33 mins)