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Title:FIRST SEA LORD'S VISIT TO THE LOW COUNTRIES : May 1953 [Allocated Title]
Film Number:ADM 1422
Other titles:POST-WAR NAVAL OPERATIONS - MISCELLANEOUS [Allocated Series Title]
Summary: The First Sea Lord visits Netherlands and Belgium.
Description: First Sea Lord, Admiral of the Fleet Sir Rhoderick McGrigor, pays an official visit to the Netherlands in the Daring Class destroyer HMS Diamond. Official callers include Commander W E J Eames (British Naval Attaché), Captain O de Booy RNN (Naval Officer-in-Charge, Rotterdam), Major-General P J van Gijn (GOC Royal Netherlands Marines) and the Burgomaster of Rotterdam. Shots of parts of the ship and scenes of approach to Rotterdam. Long sequence of ship berthing in Ostend.
Production Details: Admiralty (Production sponsor)
Personalities, Units and Organisations: Booy, O de (person)
Eames, W E J (person)
Gijn, P J van (person)
McGrigor, Rhoderick Robert (person)
Rotterdam, Burgomaster of (person)
Royal Navy, DIAMOND (HMS), destroyer (1950) (regiment/service)
Royal Netherlands Marines (regiment/service)
Royal Netherlands Navy (regiment/service)
Keywords: ships, British naval - destroyer: Diamond (object name)
delegations, British international - military (object name)
operations, British naval - routine (object name)
Oostende, West Flanders, Belgium (geography)
Netherlands & Rotterdam, ZH (geography)
Notes: Summary: film has not been viewed - information is taken from CNI records.