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Title:REPLENISHMENT AT SEA BY HMS BULWARK IS OBSERVED BY TWO RUSSIAN FRIGATES [Allocated Title]
Film Number:ADM 1880
Other titles:POST-WAR NAVAL OPERATIONS - MISCELLANEOUS [Allocated Series Title]
Summary: HMS Bulwark refuels from RFA Olmeda and takes on stores from a Fleet Replenishment Ship. The RAS is observed by two Riga Class frigates.
Description: View from HMS Bulwark to RFA Olmeda (A.124) as the tanker runs abreast on the starboard side for refuelling. Despite rough weather, the marines' transport is parked aft on the flightdeck. A Soviet Later Riga Class frigate is closing from the starboard quarter. One of Bulwark's Wessex helicopters brings across supplies - another hovers above the flightdeck of a Fleet Replenishment Ship (either Resurgent or Retainer) steaming off to port - in the background is a second shadowing Riga Class frigate. Wessex lowers supplies onto the deck. The starboard Riga, bearing the pendant number 754, runs past the British ships. Refuelling continues.