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Title:C-IN-C ITALIAN NAVAL FORCES VISITS MALTA [Allocated Title]
Film Number:ADM 1555
Other titles:POST-WAR NAVAL OPERATIONS - MISCELLANEOUS [Allocated Series Title]
Summary: Visit of Vice-Admiral Vittorio De Pace, Commander-in-Chief, Italian Naval Forces to Malta, July 1955.
Description: (Part 1) Italian flagship Luigi di Savoia Duca Degli Abruzzi fires salute as Vice-Admiral De Pace visits C-in-C Med on board HMS Surprise. He steps onto deck, is greeted by CINCMED and inspects Royal Marine Guard of Honour. HMS Surprise fires a gun salute as he leaves.
(Part 2) Wreath-laying ceremony at Pembroke Cemetery. Vice-Admiral De Pace and Admiral Grantham arrive, with British and Italian Guards of Honour, to lay wreaths at memorial. RM buglers sound Last Post and Reveille. Officers and Guards salute. CUs of ratings. Marching away.
Production Details: Admiralty (Production sponsor)
Personalities, Units and Organisations: De Pace, Vittorio (person)
Grantham, Guy (person)
Royal Navy, Surprise (regiment/service)
Italian Royal Navy, Luigi di Savoia Duca Degli Abruzzi (regiment/service)
Keywords: delegations, Italian international - military (object name)
ceremonies, British - customary: wreath-laying (object name)
ceremonies, Italian - customary: wreath-laying (object name)
ships, British naval - communications: Surprise (object name)
ships, Italian naval - cruiser: Luigi di Savoia Duca Degli Abruzzi (object name)
operations, Italian naval - routine (object name)
operations, British naval - routine (object name)
Malta & <Pembroke Cemetery> (geography)
Notes: Summary: film has not been viewed - information is taken from CNI records.