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Title:HMS BRILLIANT: FOOTAGE FOR NEWS FEATURE [Allocated Title]
Film Number:ADM 6504
Other titles:ROYAL NAVY VIDEOS: 1990s [Allocated Series Title]
Summary: Unedited footage taken for use in (unidentified) news feature shows activities of the Type 22 frigate HMS Brilliant (F90).
Description: (Tape 1) Aerial shots of HMS Brilliant and Auxiliaries RFA Fort Grange and RFA Olwen. Brilliant receives mail and personnel, lowered from Sea King helicopter. RFA Argus and RFA Sir Percival seen. At airhead, Hercules aircraft arrives with equipment and stores. Lynx helicopter maintenance on board HMS Brilliant; helicopter shut-down featuring Lieutenant Commander Downing. PO Medical Assistant Raymond King performs minor surgery on Chief Petty Officer Jones before being interviewed.
(Tape 2) Engineering work on Brazen's Olympus engines. Scenes on board Lynx helicopter (shot of Sandpiper infra red telescope)and aerial shots of HMS Brilliant at sunset. Sequence featuring Brilliant's chefs, who are baking rolls; interviews with Cook Paul Davies anf Cook Kevin Iliffe. Shots of sunrise and general views of helicopters.
(Tape 3) Lynx helicopter surface search, in which two "contacts" (one a fishing boat) are made. Aerial shots of HMS Brilliant and of Lynx landing on. Interviews with Carl Downing and Captain James Burnell-Nugent, bridge and ops room activity and further interviews (Leading Seaman Sandy Sanders and Radio Operator Adrian Gee etc).