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Title:HMS CHATHAM VISITS SAINT PETERSBURG, RUSSIA [Allocated Title]
Film Number:ADM 6559
Other titles:ROYAL NAVY VIDEOS: 1990s [Allocated Series Title]
Summary: Unedited coverage of the goodwill visit of the Type 22 frigate HMS Chatham to Saint Petersburg, Russia, May 1995.
Description: (Tape 1) HMS Chatham on the River Neva; FOSF (Flag Officer Surface Fleet) meeting Russian Admiral with Captain Paul Boissier, view along the River Neva showing Dutch Navy guided missile frigate Tromp and Russian ships. Balloons are visible over St Peter and Paul Fort. Scenes in Victory Square including statues and laying of flowers.
(Tape 2) Further coverage of flower laying in Victory Square. Also press conference with Captain Paul Boissier, sailors going ashore with FOSF, British veterans visiting HMS Chatham, and the ship open for general visitors.
(Tape 3) Visitors (with children) on board HMS Chatham, interviews with Petty Officer Andy Jenkins and Chief Petty Officer Jeff Lloyd, and children receiving toys.
(Tape 4) Further scenes of children's visit; also sailors cheering ship, shots of US and Russian ships and a sailpast by vessel carrying the Russian Deputy Prime Minister.